The Tuddleby Trait by Janine Faith Goodman


Eleven-year-old Tommy Tuddleby wants adventure. With his satchel packed full of tools, he’s ready to go exploring and find treasure — but he never makes it past his own backyard. Then early one evening, he is whisked away from his bedroom to the land of Rolokon, a land that has lost all its color. Rolokon’s magical pearl is missing, and Tommy and his companions must find it. They soon learn that the magical pearls are missing from nearby lands, and the loss of each pearl causes its own devastation. They must work quickly to find the pearls and restore order…especially since Tommy’s companions believe he is a powerful wizard! Will he succeed before they find out the truth?

Janine Faith Goodman lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and their cat, Thunder. She began The Tuddleby Trait in college as an independent study project with award winning children’s writer Natalie Babbitt but did not finish it until 35 years later. She is thrilled to finally share Tommy and his friends with the world. When Janine is not writing for children, she is a part-time singer/songwriter, a part-time technology consultant, and a full-time mom of two amazing college students.   

Recommended for readers ages 8-11. 200 pages.