Mt. St. Helens and the Secret of the Bar-Roo Forest

by Fran Curtin Gieseke Illustrated by Cheryl Rose Pelkey



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/18/2004

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781481723060
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781418478797

About the Book

Come with me,

to the Bar-Roo Trees.

A place which may-

Or may not be.

Meant for just your eyes to see

and live within your memory.

There are seven Bar-Roo Forests on Earth, two are in the state of Washington, on Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier. Mana planted them all. He came from the planet Anon, a planet of volcanoes. Mana was the hope of his world. His quest was to find a new home for the Hibble Gibbles, a race of creatures very friendly and hairy with feet that are at least 2 feet long. Mana’s favorite forest was the one on Mt. St. Helens. This is where he chose to live his Earth life. There is great magic in the Bar-Roo Forest, everyone speaks the same language. Much of the magic is more of a feeling that the trees are listening to everything. Share the adventure of the Hibble Gibbles as they find a new home, outsmart their enemies the Giant Termites, face the eruption of Mt. St. Helens and find out the Secret of the Bar-Roo Forest.

About the Author

Fran Curtin Gieseke was raised in a small town in southwest Washington where she discovered a passion and respect for nature. She was able to merge fact and fiction following the events of May 18, 1980, and create a new world of nature and fantasy. In this, her first in a series of books for children, she takes the reader on a grand adventure in a beautiful place. Fran wants to show children the magic that can live in the natural world and the trials that the Earth presents us with.

Fran currently lives in Tacoma and Morton, Washington with her husband of 33 years. She has two daughters and two grandchildren. Fran looks forward to the completion and publication of this series.