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Edie Ēga and Emma Big are ten year old best friends who set out one day On a Journey to Mirth. Step into the enchanted village of Ina Claire for a wonderful adventure as Edie and Emma travel to a land where “if the sun is high and the water still...” butterflies dust the air with their delight. And come to love the “yellow, happy hound” named Pixie who joins the girls by chance and at the last serves as the truest example of faithfulness and friendship. Readers will meet the old boatman, Emmett Hays, and will sail on the maiden voyage of the beautiful Grace, a rowboat fashioned after a lovely Trumpeter swan. It is this craft that takes Edie and Emma and Pixie 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 daring rescue, a poet’s clever riddle, and a whimsical fairy named Flora Dora are among the events and characters who help Edie and Emma unravel the mystery of Mirth. Charming pen and ink illustrations by Kim Sponaugle enhance each chapter.