The Mouse Queen by RL Ferguson
Scarlet is a princess. A request for aid from the Mouse Queen sends her, Captain Bear, and Sergeant Mouse on an adventure through magical tunnels and pastor lands in order to save the Mouse Queen from the diabolical Beast.Nobody’s Property: Living on the Remains of a Life in California by Emily Kathleen Cook
This is the tale of a relationship only half lived. I have no memories of my Aunt Jenny as a living person. For all of my younger years I knew her only as someone who had died, and the only lessons her story held for me were about death and the probability that the worst would happen. Then I began to write about her. This was the next logical step since for me she was pure story already. While I started trying to find the truth of what had happened to her, I began to see that each person in my family had a different version of the story that suited their particular worldview and satisfied their particular needs. I was no different.
In a sense, Jenny’s story has become the instrument that I’m singing along to–singing about a childhood in gorgeous 1970s-era L.A., about a friendly divorce; about the changing California landscape, its violent beauty; about traveling with my dad to try to get closer to what happened; and about getting to know something about a living girl who, it turns out, preferred to be called “Rose,” not Jenny.