New Middle Grade Fictional Novel NOW AVAILABLE ~ Canary Song!
"The cellar, a place of punishment, a place where no child should ever be forced to go. Fayze's small hand pulled on the iron handle, but the heavy door wouldn't open. It was as if the door wanted no one to enter..."
Papa has no choice but to send Fayze and Brother to live in the Mankato Orphanage on the edge of a small mining town. Losing all hope they can return home soon, the children expect nothing more than endless chores, no schooling, and the cruel demands of a headmistress who has dark secrets of her own.
When Fayze is sent to clean the cellar, she is terrified. She knows it is a place of punishment, a place where no child should be forced to go. Pulling hard on the iron handle of the cellar door, she suddenly tumbles backward when it decides to spring open. As she stares into pitch blackness, unable to see the stairs, her feet pull her down one dusty step after another, down into the dark stillness. Tugging at cobwebs that tangle her hair, Fayze sees a glowing light below and a boy. But in an instant, he is gone!
"Readers of all ages will be drawn to the richly descriptive Canary Song, a tale of sacrifice, endurance and the unknown. P.J. HarteNaus has skillfully woven a story of the supernatural set in a Midwest town in the early 1900’s, a hardscrabble place where miners struggle to earn a living, lonely children toil endlessly in an orphanage, and miracles just don’t happen.”
~S. Schoff, Middle School Educator
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