Gayton, Sam The Adventures of Lettie Peppercorn, 293 pgs. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2011 (text) 2016 (illustrations). $16.99. Language, Mature Content, Violence: G;
As the landlady of the White Horse Inn, Lettie Peppercorn’s young life was chosen for her, or so she thought. Abandoned by her mother and neglected by her father, Lettie was left to keep the tiny inn afloat with only the companionship of her favorite pigeon Periwinkle, who mysteriously was turning to stone. One night, when Lettie thought things couldn’t get worse, she met the alchemist and his snow. Little did Lettie know, but that night would change things forever.
Excellent adventure for readers who enjoy young protagonists, magic and adventure.
EL, MS- ADVISABLE. J. Hafen