A new fantasy fiction book for kids

Sam is stuck on the roof. At night. In the rain. And she’s angry – and not just about being locked out of her house.

She’s angry because her parents are dead. She’s angry because she has to scrounge for food and wear stupid old clothes and borrow other kids’ books. Dear old Aunt C is no help, at least not since she began to lose her marbles. Neither is brother Darby. Nor is Gemini the cat – who only cares about her food bowl.

Out on the roof, choking on factory fumes and pelted by golf ball-size raindrops, Sam seethes with rage. She stomps her feet, slips, and falls – breaking through the surface of the earth into the unknown.

She lands in the Under-Under World, a lovely and magical place ruled by the Great Hildinkski, a wise and ancient woman – the last survivor of a lost civilization.  But trouble follows Sam to this paradise.

She is accused of stealing the colony’s sun. Then Darby and Gemini appear — expecting her to help them find their way back home.  Then things get even worse. Sam stumbles on a sinister plot to steal the colony’s water – a plot that could destroy both Under-Under and the world above.

She has to find a way to protect the water, for everyone’s sake. But how?