Creature of the Pines
Author: Adam Gidwitz
Illustrator: Hatem Aly
Elliot Eisner isn’t exactly thrilled with the first day at his new school. His class is going on a field trip to a creepy forest called the Pine Barrens. The trip is being led by Professor Fauna, the weirdest teacher Elliot has ever met. And the only kid who will talk to Elliot, Uchenna Devereaux, isn’t afraid of danger. She likes danger.
Elliot and Uchenna are about to become part of a secret group of adventurers, The Unicorn Rescue Society, whose goal is to protect and defend the world’s mythical creatures. Together with Professor Fauna, the kids must help rescue a Jersey Devil from a duo of conniving, greedy billionaires, the Schmoke Brothers.
Join Elliot and Uchenna on their very first quest as members of the Unicorn Rescue Society in this globe-trotting, fantasy-adventure series from Adam Gidwitz, the beloved bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning author of The Inquisitors Tale and A Tale Dark & Grimm. Illustrated throughout, the series is a perfect fit for newly independent readers looking for a story full of animals, adventure, fun, and friendship.