By Kallie George
July 3, 2017
When Mona the Mouse stumbles across the wondrous world of the Heartwood Hotel in the middle of a storm, she desperately hopes they’ll let her stay. As it turns out, Mona is precisely the maid they need at the grandest hotel in Fernwood Forest, where animals come from far and wide for safety, luxury, and comfort. But the Heartwood Hotel is not all acorn souffle and soft moss-lined beds. Danger lurks, and as it approaches, Mona finds that this hotel is more than a warm place to spend the night. It might also be a home.
This delightfully enticing start of a new chapter book series tells a tale of friendship, courage, and community, with exquisite black-and-white illustrations throughout.
“Charming and imaginative, and full of endearing characters who excel at kindness as only animals can. With stories that highlights the power of friendship, the Heartwood Hotel is sure to leave readers eager to visit again.” –Ashley Spires, author and illustrator of The Most Magnificent Thing
“The Heartwood Hotel is a truly charming tail—I mean tale—as warm and sweet as an acorn soufflé, with just a dash of danger and mystery. Mona is a tiny mouse with a big heroic heart who readers will root for!” — Cyndi Marko, author and illustrator of Kung Pao Chicken