During a dance performance, in the middle of their pirouettes, two young dancers mysteriously fall into the enchanted land of Larkspur.
With the help of Redmond, the Great-Counselor-in-training, they discover their mission-to perform the magical "Dance of the Dawn" in order to help their beloved dance teacher, Madame Lumiere, find her way home from the Earthly Realm.
But first they must rescue the adored talking pet of The Fiery One, and aid Little Light, the glowing princess, as she bravely sets off to rid Larkspur of the cruel and power-hungry Puranna, and despicable Derrick of Dungeoness.
Join Taylor and Leslie in Anastacia Hawkins' Larkspur as they discover the depths of their courage and faith, and the risks they are willing to take for friendship. You will fall in love with the Areli, the amazing people of light, and Larkspur, a land where beauty and the arts reign, and magic abounds.
AWARDED 5 STARS!
By Readers' Favorite Book Reviews
|Publisher:||Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.|
|Product dimensions:||4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Years later, after becoming a wife and mother, Anastacia came across an ad for the Institute of Children's Literature. She signed up for their course "Writing for Children and Teenagers", and discovered her passion: writing for children!
In April, 2008, Anastacia sold her first story to Shine Brightly Magazine. She was hooked! In addition to writing stories for magazines, Anastacia is also the author of 5 engaging and delightful stories found in Storie Italiane, and the exciting fantasy adventure novels Larkspur & Return to Larkspur.
Anastacia is currently working on her first young adult novel, HEAR THEM ROAR!
"They live in a changing world. In 1925 hairstyles and hemlines are getting shorter, the girls are getting bolder, and the boys are more confused than ever.
Yet beneath all the glitz and glamour, twirling, toe-tapping, boozing and cruising, are the things in life that never change - love, family, friendship...life and death.
Mavis Prescott and Haakon Hagen, aka Queenie and the King, are on top of the world, having danced their way into headlining at The Showroom, the newest, swankiest dancehall in Chicago. But Haakon finds his thoughts are whirling to the west, as Mavis' attentions are being lapped up by a monstrous muse.
After being pulled up on stage to sing at The Green Mill Jazz Club, Alfred Van Buren's star is rising faster than bubbles in a glass of champagne. Yet more than fame, Alfred longs for Lillian Hagen, his best friend's sister. He just has to figure out how to outshine the suave and sophisticated millionaire's nephew who has swooped in and ripped Lillian's attention away without a bit of warning?
Lillian Hagen is living her dream-a model for Marshall Field and Company-when into the lavish department store walks a man so devastatingly charming, so utterly irresistible, that she finds herself following him, regardless of the danger he's leading her into.
Join these four friends as they roar through a year of the most spellbinding decade ever!"
"The thought of someone picking up one of my books and falling so completely into the story that they can't put it down, until they come out the other side, elated, exhausted, and inspired; well, that just makes my heart happy!" ~Anastacia Hawkins
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ballet students Taylor and Leslie are performing on stage when they find that they have suddenly been transported into another world. The World of Larkspur holds both mystery and adventure for Taylor,Leslie and their friends (new and old). These two young ballerinas will soon find themselves dancing for more than just applause from the audience, they are entrusted to perform the "Dance of the Dawn" to return their ballet instructor to her rightful home. Through team work Taylor and Leslie and their friends learn to trust themselves, their magical gifts from Madame Lumiere and each other to attempt the unthinkable and free the King and Queen of Larkspur from the Murky Realm and restore Madame Lumiere to Larkspur. You will find yourself captivated by the magic of Larkspur and it's inhabitants, especially a certain little baby frill. Will the girls learn the "Dance of the Dawn" in time to free Madame Lumiere and return the King and Queen of Larkspur to their castle ? Can the light overcome the darkness of the Murky Realm?. Guess you'll just have to read the book to find out what happens! You'll be glad you did. "Larkspur" is a great summer read for the young and "young at heart".