By Janet Taylor Lisle
Will Hillary discover the key of the elf village in Sara-Kate's backyard?
No fourth grader trusts Sara-Kate Connolly. Her boots are soiled, her outfits are bizarre, and she's so maladjusted that the college needed to carry her again a grade. yet Hillary is her next-door neighbor, and can't say no whilst the bizarre loner invitations her over to play. In Sara-Kate's overgrown yard, Hillary will locate evidence of a global of magic--the variety which may purely blossom among actual pals. one of the rusted automobile components and wild vegetation, a miniature village has sprung up. It has tiny homes made up of string, sticks, and maple leaves; a good with a bottlecap for a bucket; or even a bit playground with a Popsicle-stick Ferris wheel. yet there's completely no signal of who outfitted this miniature international. To Sara-Kate, the answer's clear--only elves can be liable for whatever so enchanted. As she and Hillary look ahead to their elusive new pals, they examine that fellowship, like magic, springs up the place you least count on it.
This book includes a own heritage through Janet Taylor Lisle together with infrequent photographs and never-before-seen files from the author's personal assortment.
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