In the private library of Tyler’s father, a magic door suddenly opens into Whimsy, a marvelous land of strange creatures, heroic challenges, and lessons that will change forever the life of young Tyler.
Tyler stumbles across a tiny magic door when an uninvited visitor–a sneak thief named Whisper–pops in to steal the maps and charts belonging to Tyler’s father, the town librarian and well-known mapmaker (cartographer.) After a wild scuffle, both Whisper and Tyler fall through the door and into Whimsy–a fantastic world where adventure, magic, and mythical beasts cause Tyler to summon every bit of courage and wits he has.
Strange beasts, a wise old Sage who seems strangely familiar, and an official ghost catcher (and his pet, Peeve) await, but no one more captivating or challenging to Tyler than the Princess Verity of the kingdom of Autumn. A real live princess–with a real live temper!
And on the other side of the River Trundle, lies the foreboding land of October, always at odds with Autumn and inhabited by trolls, spooks, and various unsavory characters.
But all of the land on both sides of the river is under a new threat from a monstrous force that had never been seen in Whimsy–not until the young Tyler unleased a terrible curse in a moment of anger–with one unfortunate word.
Back home–in the little town of Careful Creek–Tyler’s father had many times warned Tyler about the power of words… “You must always mean what you say, but never be mean in how you say it,” scolded Roger Wordsmith, Tyler’s father. (It was one of Roger’s favorite mottos, frequently repeated.) But this most recent scolding included another, new saying and this one proved to be a great help later, when Tyler had to face the Whimsy curse. “Harsh words can never be recalled,” said Roger. “They can only be softened by kinder words.”
The Door Into Whimsy is an illustrated children’s chapter book by H.F. Clarke, written in the tradition of great ageless adventures like The Phantom Tollbooth and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, novels aimed at young readers but capturing the hearts and minds of adults, as well.
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