About The Author: Lindy Lenk is a Detroit-based writer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, educator, and author. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Wayne State and has won multiple awards for her writing, including the John Clare Award for Poetry and the Tompkins Award for Poetry. Some of her poetry and photography have been published by the Wayne State Literary Review. Lindy is currently working on the second book in the "Isabella’s Gate" trilogy.
Title: Isabella’s Gate
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Book Synopsis: Isabella is a young girl whose journey begins at Margaret’s garden gate where she and the other children watch the old blue-haired woman water the rocks in her yard. But unlike the other children who come to laugh, Isabella comes with curiosity and wonder. When Margaret shares her secret, Isabella’s eyes are opened, and she catches a magical glimpse of the garden, in its fullness. In that moment Isabella must find the courage to step beyond the gate, but as she does, she loses sight of the flowers and soon loses faith in the garden. Does the garden really exist? If it does, where did it go? With paths unfolding before her, will one of these paths lead Isabella to rediscover the garden?
“Isabella’s Gate” is a timely and timeless children’s book for all ages. It is a true fairy tale and a fairy’s tale of the universal truths about self-discovery, self-love, and self-actualization. It is a story about seeing with new eyes and waking sleepy dreams. This book is written in verse with a charming rhyme and soothing rhythm that will dance off your tongue and delight listening ears while enhancing a love and learning of language arts. “Isabella’s Gate” opens the gate to an exciting world of words as it inspires young readers with its thought-provoking vocabulary and use of language. There is a delightful glossary of these words, terms, and phrases, as they are used in the book. The illustrations are vibrant, magical, and filled with life. This is a book that you, your children, and your grandchildren will cherish for generations to come.
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