Smudge's Mark was named as a January Magazine 2009 Best Children's Book!
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What's fourteen-year-old Simon Mugford to do if he can't
remember anything before seven months ago? Draw, that's what!
Well, at least that's what his grampa tells him to do. But he also
tells Simon to chew on stinky roots, so Grampa's sanity can't be
completely trusted. However, Simon draws anyway, because, well, it
can't hurt can it? And besides, he's discovered he's a pretty good artist,
if he may say so himself.
One night, Simon has a bizarre dream that not only jogs a few memories and messes
with his sketches, but also sets his life on a new course. He wakes up with half of a key
in his pajama pocket and a feeling that he's not just the average fourteen-year-old boy
he thought he was. As he attempts to fit the scattered jigsaw-puzzle pieces of his life
together, Simon quickly discovers he's right in the middle of a dangerous plot. And it's
up to him to free his best friend, and the Two Realms, from a deadly curse.
Welcome to Smudge’s Mark!
Claudia Osmond is a Canadian author. Smudge's Mark is her debut fantasy novel for kids ages 9+.
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out the first chapter. Visit some links. Read Claudia's blog. Contact Me to submit a
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the Writing of Smudge's Mark.