Heartwood Hotel: Book 1: A True Home

Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin

When Mona the Mouse stumbles across the wondrous world of the Heartwood Hotel in the middle of a storm, she desperately hopes they'll let her stay. As it turns out, Mona is precisely the maid they need at the grandest hotel in Fernwood Forest, where animals come from far and wide for safety, luxury, and comfort. But the Heartwood Hotel is not all acorn souffl and soft moss-lined beds. Danger lurks, and as it approaches, Mona finds that this hotel is more than a warm place to spend the night. It might also be a home.

This delightfully enticing start of a new chapter book series tells a tale of friendship, courage, and community, with exquisite black-and-white illustrations throughout.

Written by Kallie George, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin
Published in the USA by Disney-Hyperion (ISBN: 9781484731611 )
Published in Canada by HarperCollins (ISBN: 9781443443937)

Awards and Recognition

Junior Library Guild Selection
A Silver Birch Express Award Honour Book
Chosen for Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District's Horned Toad Tale list (2018-2019)
Nominated for a BC Book Prize 2018
Shining Willow nominated title
Florida SSYRA Book Award Nominee 2018-2019
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens: Starred Selection
Nominated for the Surrey Schools Fiction Book of the Year, 2018-19
Red Cedar Nominated Title