SOL realizes the power needed to help the little pear and lightning bug lies with the Council of the Wise. In a flash, SOL flies through the air with them on his back in an attempt to get them safely to the Council. When SOL disappears in mid-flight, Fiscal Pear and Shimmer plummet into the dark vastness beneath them and unexpectedly come face to face with the worst of the bakery's agents...Cutter!
Cornered in the dead of night, how will they ever escape Cutter and his gang in the thick forest?
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About the Author
At a very young age, Olivia showed a great love for music and the outdoors which fueled her already active imagination. During her schooling, she mastered 4 different instruments and "fiddled' around with several others. By the time she was in 8th grade, she had transposed the song Bolero from an album onto paper so she could play it on her clarinet.
After traveling to different parts of the United States, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean, Olivia moved to Seattle in 1994. She met her husband Paul and they were married in 1995. They live with their dog - Chance in Kirkland Washington, a beautiful little town just across the lake from Seattle.
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Fiscal Pear and Shimmer in the Call of River WhaleBy Olivia Brooks-ScrivanichISBN: 1-4196-9589-4As a reader I will admit that the title of this book caught my attention and was one of the main reasons that I decided to read this book. It just sounded silly. I kept wondering why the Pear was named Fiscal Pear. (The book does not directly answer this question by the way you just have to ponder it awhile after reading the book.) Now very quickly you realize that this book is not a slick new replica of Harry Potter or some other children¿s best seller. It is a book that seems to come from bits and pieces of the Authors everyday life added to a fantasy battle between good and evil.The characters are very simply written and not a lot of time is spent on character and story development. The writing is clear, concise, and gets to the point. The main thing that came to me as I was reading it was that I would feel completely at ease reading it aloud to a group of kids around the campfire on their first group camp-out. I found myself throughout the story imagining myself being the story teller by the fire passing this cute tale along to giggling, wiggling, 8, 9, and 10 year olds. In this book anything can happen. That is the main thing that I think this book has to offer. The story is not confined to rules. The story shifts to become what it needs to become to reach its destination.The characters in this book find themselves able to accomplish much more than they had anticipated and that help is available to them if they just seek it out. These are important lessons that everyone needs to learn and remember. If as a reader you are looking for something that is unique and out of the ordinary I think you will find it with this book.
This extremely imaginative and suspenseful chapter book takes older children and adult readers on an exciting adventure that will keep them turning the pages to find out what happens next. Fiscal Pear is a pear who can walk and talk. Shimmer, the lightning bug, is his best friend. SOL, a beam of light, is also a close companion. However, Fiscal has some vicious and powerful enemies as well. The story opens with Fiscal Pear hiding in a hollow tree, mourning the loss of Shimmer, and being found by Olie Owl. The first part of the book goes back and tells what had happened previously. In the Town of Bakeries, the old Bakery of Pears was declining and losing business to the newer bakeries so she became very bitter. She decided to kidnap Fiscal Pear and put him on display in order that she might attract new customers. Her evil friends Butt Rott Root, the knife Cutter, and their gang, learned that Fiscal and Shimmer were at a festival in the Village of Lights and set out to capture them. The two were helped along by SOL, who was trying to take them to safety, and other friends such as Train, the ocean shimmers, and the Council of the Wise which includes the River Whale. In spite of their attempts to flee, SOL disappeared, Fiscal was captured and imprisoned in a bad tree, and Shimmer was encased in a pasty covering of flour and milk. The last part of the book continues the story from where Olie finds Fiscal. Will the pear be able to escape? Did Sol and Shimmer survive or not? And what will happen to the Bakery of Pears, Cutter, and Butt Rott Root? This fantasy tale emphasizes the importance of imagination. The author began to jot down the characters and scenes in her mind during a camping trip on the Oregon coast. Anyone who likes fantasy stories should enjoy this book.