The Moon Key

The Moon Key

by J.R. Stampfl


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The abandoned baby was wrapped in a hotel towel with a Wendy's napkin attached.  "Please take care of her.  We'll be back," the napkin said.  Thus was christened Wendy Hilton.  Thirteen years she's spent waiting for her parents to return.   Today, Wendy's done waiting.  She's about to become her own heroine.  For around her neck is...

The Moon Key.

Small and silver, Wendy's only memento of her parents is a crescent-shaped pendant that opens the door to a new world - a magical world.  Soon Wendy will be swimming with the sea lions at the Central Park Zoo and lighting the torch on the Statue of Liberty, all due to her newfound magical talents.  But Wendy's powers come with a cost.  She's being tested for some reason, and she doesn't know why.  Are her parents involved?  Will her foster brothers survive?  Wendy wants to be a heroine, but first she must learn the true meaning of courage - and the sacrifices we make to protect the people we love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781624671999
Publisher: Premier Digital Publishing
Publication date: 07/05/2013
Series: The LATCH Adventure Series Series , #1
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

JR Stampfl believes that the world is filled with magic.  As a child, she read every fairy tale that she could get her hands on from the library.  She named her children after her two favorite characters in Peter Pan.  After a career in television as a producer and writer, JR Stampfl found herself compelled to write down the magical story that appeared in her head one day.  Thus THE MOON KEY came to be.  MOON DANCE is the second phase of this adventure.

JR Stampfl grew up in the Midwest.  She attended Northwestern University as an undergraduate and Harvard Graduate School of Education.  After visiting New York City as a Fifth Grader, JR knew that the magic of Manhattan was for her.  She moved to New York and began a career in network television.  She was a producer and writer in daytime drama and created TV magic.  She was nominated for an Emmy and Writer's Guild Award.

But, her real love was always children.  So, after an extended career in television, JR began to write stories for children.  She set the stories in her favorite place, New York City.  And, she used the inspiration of the moon to guide her characters through their adventures and transformations.

THE MOON KEY and MOON DANCE are stories that show that real magic is everywhere.

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The Moon Key 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Isabel17 More than 1 year ago
This story was actually quite good,at first i hesitated cause in the beggining it was preety dull but it got more and more interesting,and at the end of the story i knew all the characters by name!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book really touched my life. It has given courage and hope. The main character, Wendy, is not really like me, but she has enlitened me with a smile each time I would pick up the book! I hope J.R. Stampfl writes many more books!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Preadolescent foster child Wendy Hilton is lonely. She has no friends, is bounced around from family to family, and has never been welcomed anywhere with even a gentle hug. Her self-esteem is beneath toe ooze at the bottom of the food chain and being obese and awkward just adds to her lack of confidence. Her poor grades is just an indication of how little regard she has for herself............. On her thirteenth birthday, Wendy¿s life abruptly changes when the Lunar Arena of Transformation Concentration and Hope (LATCH) provides her with a scholarship. She makes friends for the first time, feels like she belongs, and even begins to lose weight. Her growing confidence and self esteem is reflected with her grades going up. The only negative is classmate Phillip Huntington who tries various stunts to cause Wendy to fail and hopefully be expelled.................. The teenage heroine, her new friends and the faculty at LATCH make this a fine tale whose message of believing in one¿s abilities is a critical element in living a harmonious life. Though Phillip is too much like the student enemies of Potter, the metamorphous of Wendy is cleverly handled so that the young adult audience can understand the forces that enable her to change for the better. She makes THE MOON KEY a fun tale to read............ Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wrote a second serie thanks forr these wonderful comments
CakeHG More than 1 year ago
This book is good. I really wish that the aurther wrote more. This could be a great series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago