The Moose Lake Chronicles
Roland To The Rescue | A new book by Monica Hemstock
The second book in Monica Hemstock’s Moose Lake Chronicles series will be launched on October 31, 2017 at Chapters Book Store in Kingston, Ontario. Tune into ‘The Morning Show’ with Bill Welychka on October 20th at 7:50 AM to hear Monica talk about it.
“An engaging mix of the everyday and the mysterious, enlivened by a well-observed cast and intriguing hints of adventures to come.” – Kirkus Reviews
This book follows the adventures of Angela, Carrie and Roland as they are growing up in a small and diverse town in Northern Canada.
“The first book in the series THE MOOSE LAKE CHRONICLES sets the stage for the unfolding adventures of Angela, Carrie & Roland as they brave the winter weather, bullies, wolves, haunted houses and the oftentimes very embarrassing adults and siblings that are an everyday aspect of their lives in the Northern mining town of Moose Lake.
There is more to this one-hotel one-cinema town then meets the eye. Though set in the twenty-first century, Moose Lake is unique in that technology is limited and children do not text or carry cell phones. Families sit down together in the evenings and discuss things while eating dinner and children run from house to house and garden to garden as though they are living in the 1950s. Nature is predominant and retains its mystery.
In Moose Lake the ordinary elements of everyday life are colourful in and of themselves. However, it soon becomes clear that while the majority of characters, especially the adults, are oblivious to the magic in their town, some of the children are seeing another realm. A realm that is not superimposed or parallel but that co-exists and is merely invisible to the majority of adults.”
The Moose Lake Chronicles was launched on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Chapters in Kingston, Ontario.
“With the aid of a best friend, a magical light and a mysterious boy, a little girl runs away to avoid a confrontation with a
bully…An engaging mix of the everyday and the mysterious, enlivened by a well-observed cast and intriguing hints of
adventures to come.” (from Kirkus Reviews)