On a Journey to Mirth is a charming best friend adventure story for girls between the ages of 7 and 10. Full of whimsy and gaiety, from the well-drawn introduction to the engaging culmination, On a Journey to Mirth is the story of Edie and Emma, ten year old best friends who set out one day to discover Mirth. Leaving their small town of Ina Claire one morning, the girls journey to a land where "if the sun is high and the water still..." butterflies dust the air with their delight.
Young readers will meet the old boatman, Emmett Hays, and will sail on the maiden voyage of the beautiful Grace, the craft that takes Edie and Emma across the cool, calm waters of Lily Lake until suddenly a violent storm and a blackened sky dense with rain puts the travelers in frightening peril. A poet and his clever riddle, a lovely fairy named Flora Dora, and an ever faithful dog, Pixie, are among the characters who help Edie and Emma unravel the mystery of Mirth.
On a Journey to Mirth is good, clean, colorful fun with an expansive vocabulary that young girls will want to read again and again. The interior black and white illustrations by Kim Sponaugle are delightful! 16 chapters, 108 pages.