For as long as Lottie can remember, the only people who seem to care about her have been her best friend, Eliot, and the mysterious letter-writer who sends her birthday gifts. But now strange things and people are arriving on the island Lottie calls home, and Eliot's getting sicker, with a disease the doctors have given up trying to cure. Lottie doesn't know what she can possibly do — until a door opens in the apple tree.
Down through the roots is another world — a world of treacherous, beautiful, impossible magic that just might lead to a cure for Eliot. Follow Lottie down through the roots to another world in pursuit of the impossible: a cure for the incurable, a use for the useless, and protection against the pain of loss.
"One day Lottie discovers a sprite in her closet. Adelaide Wilfer takes her 'root shooting' in the apple tree to another world layered below Lottie’s. Adelaide’s father is a healer (and the birthday gift–giver) working on medicine for the Otherwise Incurable. Lottie discovers she is a Halfling — half human and half sprite — and also is the Heir of Fiske, which seems to have some significance. When the cruel king of this world kidnaps Mr. Wilfer, Lottie, Adelaide, her brother, Oliver, and a halfling sprite-wisp named Fife journey to the castle to find Mr. Wilfer and the medicine for Eliot. The arduous journey involves magical creatures, a swamp of oblivion, strangling vines, travel through plague-ridden wisp territory and more." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||10 - 13|
|Author||K. E. Ormsbee|
|Publication Date||Oct 4, 2016|
|Series Name||The Water and the Wild|