There is a secret hiding inside the remote Vermont farmhouse where eleven-year-old Becky and her family move after her father is fired from his job under mysterious circumstances. A guardian emerges with an ominous warning that someone is coming through a mirror to take Becky from the safety of her new home, and leads her to the discovery of artifacts hidden under her bedroom floor. That same night she finds an abandoned puppy destined to protect her, and whose collar causes the artifacts to turn on. An ancient battle resumes for control over a secret once thought buried too deep to be uncovered. As more mysterious creatures arrive, how will she know who is there to help and who means her harm? Becky and her new puppy must race to interpret the warnings, overcome their fear of sinister forces, and trust in new alliances to solve a compelling mystery that has been hidden from her family for generations. But is it too late?
Paul Villatico M.Ed.
"Betty Fudge has created a new magical journey that will impassion the next generation of readers. A journey that rivals some of the greatest books of our time. Masterfully written for those ready to take on a new and exciting adventure."
Kimberly Gale Campbell
"You won't want to put this fantasy book down until you are finished. A strange day at school is the beginning of an unfolding web of mysteries, with lots of twists and turns that keep you turning the pages. A young girl, a puppy, and four beautiful, mysterious stones help to drive this adventure. You'll love this story!"
John Carenen (full)
"Any novel that has a "Seeing Eyeball Crystal Ball Sandwich Cookie" as part of the story is too much to resist. And author Betty Fudge makes the reader glad to take in her Book One of this delightful series. Her protagonist, Becky, is pulled into adventures that take her from New York to Scotland, Ireland to Vermont, and places in-between in "Norm and Ginger Enter the Hidden." There are witches and dragons and shape-shifters. There are magical animals including a turtle, praying mantis, dragonfly, and a Bassett Hound for good measure. Fudge's smooth, polished writing pulls the reader along and into a fantastic world of good and bad with subplots to enjoy. I hope Book Two comes swiftly."
Susan Diamond Riley
"Norm and Ginger Enter the Hidden is a magical, mysterious adventure that will leave young readers clamoring for the next book in this exciting new fantasy series."
About the Author
Betty Fudge graduated from N.C. State University and has enjoyed a career in healthcare, sales, and consulting. Inspired by her childhood spent exploring the woods with a pack of neighborhood dogs by her side, she writes stories about adventure, friendships, and mysteries.