"Legendary Fantasy Writer"
Enola Holmes, Nancy's six book series about Sherlock Holmes' younger sister has garnered a lot of attention. The series, is popular among both tweens and adults. The first book, published in 2006, begins with fourteen year old Enola, learning that her mother has disappeared. Enola journeys out to find her, all the while eluding her brothers: Sherlock and Mycroft. She solves several missing persons cases as she searches. You will love the way that Nancy brings you through the streets of London with such descriptive dialogue that you will feel that you are on the run with the young Enola.
As a child, I lived in Eden. I explored every inch of the fascinating brook that meandered crystalline amid wildflowers and willows to the swamp along the Passaic river where I discovered herons, hawks, muskrats, snapping turtles.
Coming home from school feeling bruised, I turned to the brook, the swamp, the fields of farmland and the deep forest on Riker's Hill to comfort me. Until I was thirteen I ran like a freckled fawn where the owls lived, where the wild phlox grew, where sometimes frogs could be caught.
Then my family moved away. The place we left must have been the last remaining rural spot in Livingston, New Jersey. A year later we came back and I saw the trees bulldozed, the wetlands drained and the brook banished to a culvert, all for the sake of a housing development. I have grieved for Eden lost ever since.
Writing this, I realize for the first it might seem odd that, bullied in school, I turned to Mother Nature instead of my mother.
“Wonderful.” —Fantasy & Science Fiction
“The finest fantasy writer of this or any decade.” —Marion Summer Bradley
“Ms. Springer’s work is outstanding in the field.” —Andrew Norton
“Nancy Springer writes like a dream.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Nancy Springer’s kind of writing is the kind that makes you want to run out, grab people on the street, and tell them to go find her book immediately and read them, all of them.” —The News (Salem, Ak)
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