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The Fog Mound: Simon’s Dream

Susan Schade

Illustrated by Jon Buller

Fiction and Graphic Novel (Series)

Ages 8 to 12

Simon and Schuster, 2008, 0-689-87688-2

  Thelonius and his friends have finally reached the Mattekeunk Institute, the place where they hope they will find some answers to their concerns. They are worried that their enemies might threaten Fog Mound, the home that they all love. Perhaps if they better understand what happened in the past, they will be able to understand how to protect their future.

  At the Institute, the animals find a time machine and when they use it, they are transported to an unknown destination. A curious side effect of the journey is that Bill, the miniature human, regains his ability to speak well. In fact he begins to talk non-stop. The animals learn what happened to the humans and why some animals acquired the ability to talk. Will this information help them save Fog Mound?

  In this third and final Fog Mound tale, the author and illustrator have once again created chapters that seamlessly alternate between text and a graphic novel style format. Readers will be interested to find out what happened to the humans in Thelonius’ world, and the ending wraps the story up very nicely.


The fog mound Simon's Dream


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