- Title: Elanora and the Salt Marsh Mystery
- Author: Kathleen Jae
- Genre: Children’s Books, Children’s Environment Books, Children’s Bullies Issues Books,
Growing Up, Facts of Life
- Length: 212 pages
- Publisher: Twenty Paws Publishing
- Publication Date: April 4, 2021
Elanora and the Salt Marsh Mystery – Synopsis
After a series of terrifying events, Elanora is transported to a strange neighborhood where the only way to get about is by water and the only food to eat is the grasses of the marsh. Her newfound guardians do their best to help her adapt, but the food is odd and unappetizing, and she feels isolated and alone. The colony of muskrats who live in the marsh refuse to accept the young chipmunk and ignore her each time they gather to eat at night. In her former home, Elanora spent most days exploring, but her guardians insist she sleep like the rest of the colony. After she learns about an enormous gray creature that swims in the deeper part of the marsh, Elanora sets off one day to find him. When the sea cow tells her about the marsh’s troubles, Elanora begins her investigation into the mysterious lowering of water levels and the suffering of the swimming creatures. Despite relentless attempts of intimidation from some younger members of the colony, Elanora, along with an elder, piece together clues that lead to a terrifying conclusion. Elanora and the Salt Marsh Mystery sheds light on two important topics: the impact of bullying and the consequences of the destruction of ecosystems. It’s a tale that explores the importance of diversity and celebrates one youngster’s fight to be heard.
About The Author
I’ve been actively writing off and on for twenty years–my first attempts were two plays, two screenplays, and two short stories (hmmm- not sure of the significance of that!)–and soon after completing them I started my first book (which was never quite finished). I’m proud of my first published book, From Prompting to Shaping to Letting Go, and my second book, Elanora and the Salt Marsh Mystery, has just been published.