Prepare to soar on an incredible adventure as clever Lillybeth and kindhearted Hinsberth innocently set off to solve an ancient mystery and have their quest quickly turn to a dire imperative after a dear friend falls gravely ill and they discover the answer just might help save her life. Braving a flood, a menacing group of badgers who have lost their home and the ominous warnings of terrible danger awaiting them, the brave and determined ducklings will band together with their feathered and furry friends and be pushed to the limits of strength and courage on an epic journey to find The Essence of Things. An intensely uplifting tale of hope, courage and determination, Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Essence of Things is a timeless testament to the profound power of love.
Appropriate for advanced readers of all ages, Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Essence of Things is 550 pages and available at the bookstores listed below.
R. S. Markel has invited Mr. Abselard, a dear porcine friend and confidant and resident of The Farm, to share his opinions on a wide smattering of topics gleaned from the pig's venerable morning conversations. We do hope you enjoy this new addition.
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Hello and welcome. I am a writer and illustrator of books for young (and young at heart) readers who have a passion for exploring fantastic places, impossible events and the magic and mysteries of our world. Please feel free to read a bit about my work and peruse the character and illustration galleries. I do hope you enjoy this small glimpse into the whimsical world of Lillybeth and Hinsberth.