by Jan Anderegg


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There is a magical land just beyond our imaginations called Jirvania; where stories grow. Muse faeries gather ripened “story-pearls” and carry them to writers, musicians, and poets here in our world. In the heart of Jirvania stands The Great Library, where every story is collected by the library’s guardian, Karel. This library is a portal to other times and places where one can step into stories and experience them first hand. Homework has never been such fun.

When eleven-year-old Jack Lemoine finds an opal dragon egg in Mystic, Connecticut, he discovers the real world is not what he thought.

Dragons, unicorns, faeries, centaurs, and countless others do exist. Unfortunately, so do witches, ogres, goblins, and monsters, and they want Jack dead, yesterday.

It has been prophesied he will one day save Jirvania, with the help of a magical opal dragon, Julu, but evil disrupts time itself, leading to the annihilation of Jirvania, seven years before Jack comes of age. Imagination ceases to exist. Libraries, art galleries, concert halls, and theme parks vanish. Our lives become meaningless and empty.

Jirvania's lone survivor, Karel receives a visitor from the stars, urging him to change the story.

Meanwhile, back in Mystic, Jack and his friend, Mia are thrown into a fantastical adventure when Julu hatches and takes them back in time to protect them.

Through her stories, they learn that family, friendship, and love are the threads that bind us together, no matter who or what we are and hope is often found in the most unexpected places.

Can Karel change the story and save our imaginations?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642370768
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
Publication date: 04/26/2018
Series: Julu Series , #1
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Jan Anderegg has lived in Australia, England, Spain and the United States, all before the age of twelve. She firmly believes in never growing up, even though her five children appear to have done so.

She's worked as a nurse, a living-support staff to people with disabilities, a store clerk, a volunteer telephone counselor, and a fruit picker but her favorite occupations are being a wife, a mother, a friend and a writer.

She has a soft spot for animals, is fond of people, and believes in second chances.

When she isn't out horse-back riding with her husband, she loves visiting theme parks in Florida (where she can act her 'real' age of nine) and exploring historical places that bring the past to life.

The daughter of a history professor and an artist, one of her biggest disappointments was not inheriting the ability to draw, so she learned to paint pictures with words instead.

An avid reader, she was never able to find one of those magic portals into her favorite stories, until Julu came along.

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