Monday, March 28, 2016

Bibliophile's Corner

by Henry Cole

Flap Copy Description:
Brambleheart is beloved illustrator and author Henry Cole’s charming animal fantasy about a young chipmunk who stumbles upon a magical secret that helps him discover the meaning of friendship.
Twig has always wondered who he will become. In the Hill, everyone studies a craft and becomes a master’s Apprentice, but first you have to be good at something.

Twig tries very hard in all his classes, but his imagination wanders to his favorite books or the delicious mayapples growing beyond the scavenge yard...and then he loses his focus.

Unsure he’ll ever amount to anything, Twig sets out on a journey to discover himself. However, instead of finding answers, he stumbles upon a strangely colored globe that contains a curious secret.

Protecting his secret is all Twig wants to do. But when he learns that his secret might hurt others, he’s forced to make a choice between his place in the world and the feelings in his heart.

My Thoughts:
Brambleheart is a whimsical and inspirational middle grade novel that just recently released. Henry Cole is not only the author, but the illustrator - and what delightful pencil drawings he's created! If you know a reader who loves stories featuring anthropomorphic animals, Brambleheart would be a great book to suggest. I highly recommend this light fantasy novel to readers from the ages of eight to twelve.

Click here to learn more about the author/illustrator Henry Cole.


  1. That is adorable! I love the cover, and the book sounds great for young readers. :)