Before Dorothy was swept away in a tornado to Oz.... Before the yellow brick road... Before the Scarecrow hung in a cornfield... Young Frankie Baum and his sled dog are buried under an avalanche of ice and snow. To his surprise, when they dig out they're not in Alaska anymore, but in a fantasyland of magic and wondrous sights. The story chronicles Frankie's first adventures in the Land of Oz and his royal appointment as the Royal Historian of Oz.
Arrth, a Bigfoot tween, has lived a sheltered life until he runs into a skin-faced human. When the ugly monster tries to shoot an innocent rabbit, Arrth must act. His brave deed backfires. Somehow the skin-faced thief has stolen part of Bigfoot Valley's cloaking shield and now the Bigfoot clan is in danger of discovery. Or worse, total destruction. It's clear that Arrth is the only one who can save the clan. He will have to track down the thief and retrieve the missing device. To do this, he must leave the safety of Bigfoot Valley in the desperate hope of saving his kind.
Thirteen-year-old George Kahula's carefree life is ruined when his best friend is arrested as a leper and deported to Kalaupapa. Now the authorities are looking for George. He runs from the police and sneaks home only to find his grandparents missing. George realizes his only hope is to get to the neighboring island of Molokai and find his birth parents. But can he do it without drawing the attention of the authorities? It won't be easy. He's penniless, alone, and there's no one he can trust.