This is the second book in the Great Woods Books series. In the
first story, the author’s granddaughter, Emma, accompanied by the
family’s Old English sheepdog, Chaucer, explores the Great Woods,
meets the woodland animals, and comes face to face with a wild
In this book, Emma’s little sister, Bess, discovers the Rock
Creek that flows through the Great Woods and has her own
adventure. The animals from the Great Woods are back again, along
with some new ones that Bess encounters along the way.
Craig Howarth, from Durban South Africa, who has illustrated
over fifty books, including many children’s stories, has once again
provided the marvelous illustrations.
The author and grandfather of Emma and Bess practices law
in Northern Illinois, and lives with his wife Joann at the edge of
the Great Woods.