Dennis Pearson grew up reading the stories of popular author Karolyne von Frankenburgh, but no one had ever seen Fraulein von Frankenburgh - until now, maybe. When Dennis finds a revealing clue (a portion of a letter from Frankenburgh's publisher), he enlists his two closest friends - Bear, a lovable Suburban-driving grizzly who works for the local phone company, and Griff, twenty feet of half-eagle, half-lion, dragon-slaying griffin who reads stories to children at the local library - to help him solve the mystery. But Dennis soon realizes that there is more than just one secret in his hometown of Collinsfort Village. And in the process, he learns the value of trust and the true meaning of friendship as he, Bear, and Griff face mistaken identities, cover-ups, a bit of espionage, and the history of a dragon who hasn't flown for almost a hundred years.
This is a delightful book mixed with reality and fantasy. Joe Ekaitis makes the fantasy believable with his warm and descriptive writing style. Adults and kids alike will wish they lived in Collinsfort Village where bears play hopscotch and basketball with kids, griffins run the story hour at the local library and dragons paint larger than life murals. An excellent novel highly recommended by StorkNet!
Recommended for children - Ages 7-12
• Collinsfort Village at Amazon.com
• Collinsfort Village at Amazon.ca (Canada)
• Collinsfort Village at Amazon.UK