Item description for Over the Sea: CJ's First Notebook by Sherwood Smith...
When Sherwood Smith was eight years old, a girl named Clair walked into her dreams, bringing hints of a world where girls could adventure, live on their own, and best of all, didn't have to grow up.
Clair traveled about looking for girls who needed a home. She even came to Earth, where she found CJ, who did not fit. CJ found herself not only taken to another world to live, but she became the princess -- Clair's "left hand splat." One of her jobs as princess was to write down their records. Another was to serve as leader for the girls when Clair was busy learning to become queen. The girls had jobs too, as they discovered villains who thought it their business to take a kingdom away from a mere girl. From the shadowy Kwenz, a powerful mage with a very wicked past, to the usurper Glotulae and her son Prince Jonnicake, who in their ridiculous way were just as determined to boot Clair out, there were plenty of chances for adventure. And mystery, like why did kids from other times and worlds show up every now and then?
These are the early stories -- how Clair found her gang of girls, and how "the M girls" developed the fine art of the Duel to the Pie.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.87" Weight: 0.88 lbs.
Release Date Dec 15, 2007
Publisher YA Angst
ISBN 1934648361 ISBN13 9781934648360
Availability 0 units.
More About Sherwood Smith
Sherwood Smith started making books out of paper towels at age six. In between stories, she studied and traveled in Europe, got a Masters degree in history, and now lives in Southern California with her spouse, two kids, and two dogs. She s worked in jobs ranging from counter work in a smoky harbor bar to the film industry. Writing books is what she loves best. She s the author of the high fantasy History of Sartorias-deles series as well as the modern-day fantasy adventures of Kim Murray in Coronets and Steel. Learn more at www.sherwoodsmith.net or on Twitter at twitter.com/sherwood_smith."
Sherwood Smith currently resides in Westminster, in the state of California.
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highly recommended Mar 25, 2008
CJ, a girl who doesn't feel like she fits on Earth, is found by Clair, a girl from the world of Sartorias-deles, and brought to live with a gang of girls who never grow up. The narrator, CJ, is a fun character and someone I'd love to be friends with. As she learns about the girls and their world, we learn with her. Soon they become embroiled in world politics, and their kids' view brings a fresh outlook to dangerous circumstances.
Someone told me that this is the girl's answer to Peter Pan. And it is, but it's more than that. It's about growing up without aging, about finding a family of friends, about loyalty, adventure, and learning to have fun in even danger. It's about finding a world that fits you instead of being forced to fit the world you were born in.
These are girls I would love to have as my gang of friends. Read the beginning of their story, as CJ begins the chronicles of their adventures.