Stop the presses everyone! I have some really great and thrilling news! There is a new series on the block, and it is called The Chimona Chronicles! Book 1 of the new series, How Kelvyn Got His Name, written by Rosie Reay with illustrations by Candice McMullan, has arrived and is online NOW at Foden Press and ready for download! The story takes place at the beautiful Lake Okanagan Resort and its golf course in breathtaking, and at times, mysterious British Columbia, Canada. The tale revolves around a very special little chipmunk named Chimona, a curious, cheeky, but very business minded big brother to a pair of giggling twin sisters; and Gopher One, Chimona’s best pal and the coolest Gopher on the golf course. Chimona and the gang dwell at the Lakeside and have most fittingly dubbed themselves the O.L.K’s or a.k.a the Okanagan Lakeside Kids.
Most of the fun for the chipmunk gopher duo is chasing errant golf balls and trading them at Mrs. Priscilla Porcupine’s store, Porquilon for cash—you never know where a chipmunk may want to travel—then one day, Chimona decides his greatest friend Gopher One is just too spectacular not to have a very spectacular and fitting name of his very own. So ensues one of the world’s least known jobs of Naming! The Name the Gopher Project takes off, spearheaded of course by Chimona himself; but as the project gains momentum, the other Lakeside critters become involved and the Naming Event of the season is attended by the “old folks” as well as the O.L.K’s.
How Kelvyn Got His Name is an entertaining book filled with humor and hilarity, a bonus poem and a twist, and the naming aspect of the story will stretch the imaginations of young and old alike. You will meet the varied and charming family and friends of Chimona and the O.L.K’s, and find that this little resort community is filled with warmth, laughter, caring and friendship. Let this story thrill you with the legend of the fabled Ogopogo, critter capers, and discover why having your very own name is the most important thing in the world!
The author Rosie Reay is a fine new voice in the arena of children’s literature, and the illustrator Candice McMullan does a very fine job indeed of capturing the critters of the Okanagan Lakeside. And lest we forget, I am proud to say I edited this engaging read, so read on dear friends! I highly recommend this eBook and give it both thumbs up! It’s just in time for summer, so load it up onto the laptop and take it with you on a roadtrip to entertain the entire family!