Veterinarian-in-training, Peter Fredericks, led a very normal life, until one morning when fantasy mixed with reality, and his life changed forever. Commotion coming from outside his home woke him on that strange morning, and upon investigation he found a ridiculously large dog seeking shelter in his gazebo, while apples from a nearby tree were being pelted with great speed and accuracy at the dog. And the power behind the rapid-fire apple throwing was a small, pinkish elf with an amazing arm. Peter was an intelligent adult who didn't believe in fairy tales and knew that elves didn't exist. Yet there was no denying that he was standing face-to-face with a small man unlike any he had ever seen. Over time, a warm friendship, built on mutual trust, began to form between an entire Elven community, Peter and those closest to him, and the dog named Max. But this beautiful friendship was overshadowed by the presence of Max's original owner, a very troubled and dangerous young boy named Thomas. Through an act of vandalism and continuous, menacing threats Thomas caused Peter to question his safety as well as the safety of those he cared most about. This story of unlikely circumstances brings emotional ups and downs as the lives and background of each character develop and become intertwined, leading to an uncertain and frightening conclusion.
About the Author:
Celie Mercadante was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1952 and was adopted by warm and loving parents. She currently lives in Central New Jersey with her husband, and is never far from her two beloved sons. Forest of the Sacred Blue Star: Discovery is Celie's first published book.
As an avid reader, she believes that creating an atmosphere that encourages young adults to discover the joy of reading is crucial. Reading provides endless possibilities -- fantasy and fiction that let the mind wander, facts and non-fiction that teach and inspire. With a book in hand, a child's mind can only grow.