The Chatterbox Girl

An Adventure Fantasy Book by Elaine Carrier

Poppy, her brother Finn, and their friends, Mike, Charlie and Ella are about to have the most unexpected and amazing school vacation of their lives. During the summer break of 1975, long before cell phones and computer games, these five kids trade homework and bullies for camping, swimming, fishing and exploring the deep woods. It’s what they discover in these woods that is the gateway to adventures beyond their wildest dreams. They meet unique allies and formidable foes, experience love and loss, face a challenging life-saving quest, battle nasty enemies and make new and treasured friends on their journey. They emerge from the forest and return home with a new perspective on life. This incredible experience allows them to conquer every day challenges and to be more accepting of those who struggle. A message of tolerance, equality and respect is woven into this charismatic and fun filled magical adventure.


About the Author

Did you grow up in the 1970's? I did. Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in a time when there were no cel phones, computers or video games? Even though it sounds boring, it wasn't! 

I was lucky to experience the 70's as the youngest of four kids, with three older brothers. We were always outside, exploring the woods, hiking, fishing, swimming and riding bikes.


My memories of adventure filled summers, along with a lifetime love of reading and music, spilled from my imagination onto the pages of The Chatterbox Girl.


I also love animals, especially cats and dogs. They really add fun and companionship to our lives. Have you ever wondered what your cat or dog was thinking? What do they do when they follow a trail into the woods? If you read the Chatterbox Girl, you'll find out.


My book was fun to write because the story I have to tell, leads you from a small town in America filled with quirky interesting characters, to a world that could rival Alice's Wonderland!


Let's just say, my motto is: never follow a large orange tiger cat into the woods unless you want your life changed forever!


And don't worry.....i'm writing a sequel!

Hand drawn illustrations for the Chatterbox Girl, crafted by my daughter Isabelle 

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The Chatterbox Girl is a finalist in the Children's Fiction Category of the International Book Awards for 2019


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