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The best books that transport you to another land

The best books that transport you to another land

by Patti Callahan Henry


Why am I passionate about this?


I’m an author because I was a reader who loved to be transported to a world and land outside my own. My favorite books are the ones that introduce me to a place and time I’ve never been, an immersive read that brings me somewhere new. I believe in the power of story and the magic of its transport. Come along with me and discover a few books that do this very thing. 


I wrote...


What is my book about?

In my book, we meet two young sisters who are sent away from home during Operation Pied Piper in England in 1939. Once settled in Binsey outside Oxford, fourteen-year-old Hazel creates a fairy tale land for five-year-old, Flora Lea, called Whisperwood and the River of Stars.

When the unthinkable happens, and Flora Lea disappears from the edge of the River Thames, Hazel blames herself and Whisperwood. That is until twenty years later when Hazel discovers that Whisperwood is now a children’s book written by an American author. Hazel sets off on a feverish quest to find out why their story exists if Flora Lea is gone. 


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