BY LISA MOSER
Injected with Lisa Moser’s trademark humor, “Railroad Hank” celebrates the powerful bond of friendship.
When Hank finds out Granny Bett is feeling down, he enlists the help of his neighbors to find a way to cheer her up.
Wandering the countryside, Hank befriends all sorts of fun characters, from Missy May, who thinks there’s nothing better than scrambley eggs to bring a smile to someone’s face, to Cinnamon Cobbler, who swears by a fresh-picked apple as the cure-all to any sadness.
Readers will laugh together over Hank’s many goodhearted blunders — from uprooting an apple tree to scooping up all the water from Reel-’Em-In Sam’s pond.
Lisa Moser’s quaint and uplifting text is perfectly paired with Benji Davies’ colorful and bold artwork. Readers will enjoy Moser’s quirky and charming characters, which will remind them of the power of the simple things in life and the unbreakable bond of friendship.
OUT OF THE ASHES: PHOENIX’
BY JEFF STONE
It is 350 years after the events of The Five Ancestors. Phoenix Collins lives in Indiana with his grandfather who is teaching him kung fu.
But Phoenix’s real love is dirt-bike racing. When unsettling events reveal that his grandfather is not only one of the legendary five Cangzhen monks, but also almost 400 years old, Phoenix must race the clock if he is going to keep his beloved ancestor alive.
Traveling to China, he meets an intriguing young woman who is a talented biker and a terrific mechanic. She offers to help him, but can she be trusted?
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