Life in Indiana was quite the adventure for young Jamie Diggs and his parents. After a tumultuous move from Kansas, Jamie explores the covered bridges, forests and cemeteries of rural Indiana where he discovers the ways of the Hoosiers. When his parents bring up an old humpback trunk from their basement, Jamie discovers his magical heritage lurking inside. Jamie learns the ways of magic from a local magic club, meets Tree-In-The-Road, gathers Morel mushrooms for his mother's legendary potato soup and discovers his great grandfather, the original Wizard of Oz's sentry stone. He soon finds himself transported to the Land of Oz where he must face the wrath of the Fighting Trees who have grown bitter after their defeat at the hands of the Tin Woodman so long ago. In this compelling tale of fantasy and adventure in the Land of Oz, the young magician discovers new friends along the way, conquers his fears and battles the oncoming wave of trees and mushrooms alongside Dorothy and Toto.
|Publisher:||Scientia Est Vox Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)|
About the Author
I am a father of 5 children and12 grandchildren and happily married to my wife for 26 years and counting. My background covers nearly 26 years in children's education, curriculum development and implementation, including experience working for the world's largest children's museum; The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. I have written and produced 8 planetarium programs, all of which were aimed at the 8-12 year old market. I am recognized by NASA as a leading developer of web-based educational games http://www.childrensmuseum.org/cosmicquest/index.htm In addition, I am involved in the DiscoverHover program, which is an educational program developing and utilizing hovercraft in a unique and fun way http://www.discoverhover.org/infoinstructors/curricula.html Although MAGICIAN OF OZ is my first novel, my writing experience also includes newsprint, radio and television copy, curriculum development and numerous journal publications in the science and education field.