Author J. H. Sweet
The Fairy Chronicles,
Foo and Friends, The Time Entity Trilogy,
Cassie Kingston Mysteries, The Gypsy Fiddle,
Juan Noel's Crystal Airship,
The Heaviest Things, BeaTwitched
New: The Gypsy Fiddle, Sketches, and Shorts Section
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Sourcebooks Fairy Chronicles Website
The Gypsy Fiddle: In a world of abundant magic, in which encounters with magical paintings, passages,
and living sand sculptures are fairly commonplace, a powerful magical object in the form of a gypsy fiddle
has been created to stop a terrible curse designed to destroy all life. Unfortunately, when the fiddle is
stolen, another means to save the world must be found. In order to block the curse, a young girl named Elin
must spend two hours a day in another world, one completely different than her own in which magic is virtually
nonexistent. When it becomes necessary to increase her time in this odd world, life becomes something of
a balancing act between magic and non-magic. Finding her place in both worlds helps Elin recognize the many
ways in which magic can go wrong, which helps her understand that even in their non-magical simplicity,
ordinary things such as bicycles, clay saucers, and umbrellas hold a special magic all their own. Ages 10+
The Time Entity Trilogy
Timeline of Key Events
2010: The plane crash maroons Aaron, Patrick, and
Christine on the island.
2036: The original travelers pay a visit to Ruin Foster's mother.
2077: The double twins begin their own adventures in Elmara
2089: The migration to the island begins.
2115: The last of the settlers make it to Heaven's Jewel, and the
Doorway in the Sea closes.
6051: The Historian welcomes Aaron, Patrick, and Christine
on their first visit to Heaven's Jewel.
I. Heaven's Jewel:
Aaron, Patrick, and Christine Wallace are trying to find a way home after surviving the plane crash that killed their parents and marooned them on a mysterious island. Thanks to the manipulative antics of the Time Entity, their quest will take many months and span many lands. Their journey is full of the unexpected. However, events such as encountering trolls and dragons in a magical garden, seeking the mythical Spidersong to free Jewel Trees from a curse, visiting a futuristic city, sailing beneath the Glacier of Dreams, and witnessing the birth of the Time Entity are nothing compared to the surprise of discovering that their actions hold the key to the survival of all of mankind.
II. The Eternity Stone:
As the time nears for the people of the planet to take refuge in the protected place known as Heaven's Jewel, the exact location of the mysterious island is as yet unknown. In order to buy time, the four grandchildren of the original travelers search for the Eternity Stone, the only object capable of stopping time worldwide. However, before the search for the stone can even begin, the four are called upon to tackle a set of challenges on Elmara Lodés in which they must survive encounters with phantasms, gooleegungs, and other foul creatures. Amidst the many twists and turns of their journey, the new travelers form unusual alliances and make difficult decisions that actually end up changing the events of the past for their ancestors. Once the stone is found, they must piece together an unusual puzzle in order to finally locate the safe haven for mankind.
III. Futures Sown:
What if Spidersong and the Jewel Trees never existed? Events might have taken a very different turn, and the place of refuge for mankind might never exist. In this final segment of the Time Entity Trilogy, the travelers must once again face a series of difficult and bizarre challenges in order to finally secure the safe haven. With the Time Entity still engaged in his quest to outmaneuver Death, the double twins once again traverse the Circles of Time to lay the foundation for the future. Joined by new friends, and familiar faces, their path takes them to a valley of clouds, through a deserted underwater city, and into a realm riddled by fire tornadoes and earth tremors. They must also pass an unusual test in a candy factory in order to complete their quest to locate the seeds to plant the Jewel Trees. Similar to their bargain to obtain the Eternity Stone, the travelers once again feel conflicted when called upon to help create Mirrorseed, the evil fortress of elf enchantments and experiments. However, under the guidance of the Fate Entity, they are eventually able to understand that even some very unpleasant things are meant to be.
The Fairy Chronicles
The Fairy Chronicles is a series of modern
fairy tales full of magical creatures, both good and evil, and heroic characters
who participate in dangerous missions to protect nature and fix serious problems.
Ideal for all ages, reading level ages 7+,
the stories include a diverse set of fairy characters and a
wide variety of other magical creatures such as trolls, brownies, witches, dwarves,
gnomes, elves, squits, dragons, unicorns, goblins, wizards,
ogres, magic gargoyles, gremlins, nymphs, ghouls, giants, and many more. Though the entire story of
The Fairy Chronicles follows a specific timeline,
the individual adventures are stand-alone books that can be read in any order.
The Fairy Chronicles Book Descriptions
Cassie Kingston Mysteries
Mysteries seem to be seeking out Cassie Kingston and her best friend, Enilsa Santos.
Their adventures begin unexpectedly, and the pair end up solving four mysteries during one summer break. With help
from several friends, Cassie and Enilsa outwit a clever forger, find real treasure, solve a mystery involving a
bronze statue, save a house from being demolished, and uncover the truth about a strange painting of an island.
Ages 8+ Cassie Kingston Mysteries Book Descriptions
Future adventures include The Mockingbird Ridge Puzzle,
The Caricature Conundrum, The Haunting of Blackwell Manor, and The View from Keltons.
The Heaviest Things: How can we lift something extremely heavy when we can't see or touch the thing? In an effort to help an
elderly neighbor, ten-year-old Henry Goodwin sets out to discover how some of the heaviest and most mysterious things
on earth have been lifted. His research yields surprising results when he meets a real-life Paul Bunyan, has a
conversation with the god Atlas, and takes a trip to the North Pole. However, even after traveling far and wide,
Henry discovers that the answer to his own problem lies much closer to home. Ages 8+
Juan Noel's Crystal Airship - The Story of a Christmas Eve Legend: On a magical six-hour Christmas Eve journey aboard the Crystal Airship, managed by Juan Noel, four children and
various other passengers hopscotch the countries and continents of the world, making important deliveries to help keep
hopes and dreams alive. For all ages.
For the younger crowd...
Foo and Friends
What are your lawn and garden ornaments up to when no one is looking? If they hold magical spirits like most
gnomes, angels, gargoyles, and foo dogs, you can bet it's something pretty important. Join Foo and his Friends on some
of their important adventures as they help keep our neighborhoods safe and in tip-top shape.
For read aloud and early chapter readers ages 6+
Future Foo fun includes Totally Fooless,
The Halloween Closet, Foo's Gold, The Panoramic Egg, and No Hats for Foo.
BeaTwitched: The Misadventures of a Twitchy Witch
Beatrice Twitchy is a good witch, but she gets mixed up a lot. For example, it always takes
her three tries to get her spells right. Thank goodness there are always plenty of children around to help her figure
For read aloud and early readers.
The Picnic at Stony Brook: While having a picnic, Miss Twitchy and her friends discover a poor little troll who was
caught in the sunshine and turned to stone. The kindly witch and her helpers must find a way to return the troll
to his proper state.
The Gingham Cat: After a tour of the candy factory, Miss Twitchy and her friends discover a cat whose
fur has been turned to green gingham. They must work hard to restore the cat to normal, whatever normal might be.
Also in the works...The Peppermint Pig,
Beatrice Twitchy Meets Her Twin, The Cure for Melancholy, The
Enchanted Gown, and The Crimson Ghost.
J.H. Sweet lives in South Texas. In addition to recording stories the fairies have told her,
she enjoys hiking, photography, knitting, and basketry.
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