Twelve-year-old Juniper and her friends Anne and Gena call themselves the Fortune Tellers Club. For the past two years they've helped each other using Ouija boards, tarot cards, crystals, and other forms of divination.
When Gena misplaces her retainer, she turns to her friends for help. After several dead-end clues using the Ouija board, Juniper (the truly psychic member of the club) tries crystal gazing using a bowl of water. But instead of locating the retainer, she sees the gaunt face of a young girl.
The image is that of a missing child, nine-year-old Laurie Simmons. Now, the Fortune Tellers Club will stop at nothing, natural or supernatural, to find her.
·A middle-grade novel (ages 8–12) about a trio of twelve-year-old girls who use divination techniques to find a missing child
·Centers on practical fortune telling to solve a mystery
·Introduces new forms of divination to an age group particularly interested in fortune telling
About the Author
Dotti Enderle is the author of the childrens mystery series, Fortune Tellers Club, and the educational series, Storytime Discoveries. She began her publishing career in 1995, writing for popular childrens magazines. Her work has been included in Babybug, Ladybug, Childrens Playmate, Nature Friend, Turtle and many more.
As a professional storyteller, Dotti has entertained at numerous schools, libraries, museums and festivals since 1993. She takes pride in her vast collection of original stories and folktales, and specializes in participation stories, allowing the audience to join in the fun.
Dotti is a member of The Society of Childrens Book Writers & Illustrator and the Texas Reading Association.
A native Texan, Dotti lived throughout Texas as a small child, but Houston has been her home since the age of eight. She lives with her husband, two teenage daughters, and a lazy cat named Oliver.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Lost Girl by Dotti Enderle tells the story of three friends, Juniper, Gena, and Anne, who have formed The Fortune Tellers Club. While trying to find Gena's retainer, Juniper happens upon an image of a stranger's face. The story is propelled by Juniper's quest to find the answer to this mystery. Juniper and her friends are plunged into adventure after adventure until the exciting and surprising climax keeping the readers on the edge of their seats. It's The Babysitters Club meets Nancy Drew, and it introduces three of the liveliest and most enjoyable characters you could find today. By the end of the book you want to know more about them. How lucky for us that their story will be continued in Book 2. As a teacher with 15 years of experience I recommend this book highly. The characters are very well developed and the story elements are clearly drawn. It is so engrossing that once you start reading you will not be able to put it down. I am looking forward to reading more about this fascinating group of girls.
This is a story that will appeal to young girls who dream of magical moments and of making a difference. Juniper, Gena, and Anne are easy to get to know and could be the girls next door. They start out looking for an everyday item and end up on a 'running out of time' search for a lost girl. Enderle comes through with a bang up finish. I can't wait to read the next one!