You already know about Noah. Just wait until you read the animal’s story.
Thimblerig is a little groundhog with big problems.
He’s a loner con-artist who’s losing his mojo; the wild dogs who run the forest harass him at every turn; he’s started having vivid nightmares of apocalyptic floods; and worst of all – he believes he sees unicorns when everyone knows unicorns are only the stuff of legend.
But what one animal calls problems, Thimblerig calls opportunity. His problems inspire him to come up with the ultimate con: convincing a group of gullible animals that a world-ending flood is coming, that the fabled unicorns have told him where the only safe place will be, and that only he can lead them to safety.
And all for a reasonable price, of course.
But when the flood really does come, Thimblerig has a choice to make: either he really does save the ones who have trusted him, or he loses everything. And he discovers that his problems have only just begun.
THIMBLERIG’S ARK is a middle grade novel inspired by the writings of Richard Adams, C.S. Lewis, the book of Genesis, and an Irish pub song about why the unicorn missed out on Noah’s Ark. The novel is complete at 65,000 words.
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Since I love C.S. Lewis, the book of Genesis, and the Irish pub song about why the unicorn missed out on Noah’s Ark, I believe I will be very much anticipating the release of your book!
Thanks, Kendra! I’d love to find an agent or publisher to get it out! Meanwhile, you’re welcome to read the first three chapters, which you can find on the Thimblerig’s Ark website: http://www.thimblerigsark.com