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Magic, monsters, and mystery

Books written and/or illustrated by me or displayed below. You're also invited to visit the official Kendra Kandlestar series website.

 

 
 

Kendra Kandlestar:
Legends & Lore from the Land of Een
A Companion Book • The Chronicles of Kendra Kandlestar

LONG AGO, IN THE DAYS OF EEN . . . Explore the magical history of Kendra Kandlestar's world in this collection of tales from the Land of Een, including stories such as Leemus Longbraids and the Taming of the Owl, The Dragon Egg of Een, and Shaden Shiverbone and the Sorceress of Sight. This book is available for FREE from your favorite digital provider.

Written and illustrated by Lee Edward Födi
Published by Simply Read Books
ISBN: 978-1-77229-013-4

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Kendra Kandlestar: Legends & Lore from the Land of Een  
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Kendra Kandlestar
and the Box of Whispers
Book 1 • The Chronicles of Kendra Kandlestar

IN SEARCH OF STOLEN WHISPERS . . . For over a thousand years, the Box of Whispers has guarded the most precious treasure in the Land of Een. So, when the Box is suddenly stolen, an unlikely crew is assembled to travel into the wilds of the outside world—and, to everyone’s surprise, one of the chosen is the young misfit, Kendra Kandlestar. Before she knows it, the girl who has always dreamed of adventure is swept away on a magical journey where doors speak in riddles, plants cast dangerous spells, and strange creatures seem to lurk in every shadow—and the only thing she has to help her is a handful of enchanted carrot seeds.

Written and illustrated by Lee Edward Födi
Published by Simply Read Books
ISBN: 978-1-927018-25-5

Awards and recognition
NOMINEE, The Chocolate Lily Award
GOLD RECIPIENT, Mom's Choice Award®
NOMINEE, Best Children's Book, Surrey Book of the Year
RECOMMENDED, Canadian Toy Testing Council
   
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Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers

This cleverly-crafted fantasy is full o fmagic, silliness, suspense, and adventure. ~ Just one more book.

 
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Kendra Kandlestar
and the Door to Unger

Book 2 • The Chronicles of Kendra Kandlestar

LOST IN A MAZE OF MYSTERY . . . Everyone knows that the creatures of the outside world are forbidden by magic to enter the Land of Een. That’s why Kendra Kandlestar is so surprised when a giant Unger arrives in the middle of the night to deliver a cryptic message: if she can find the Door to Unger, she will be able to unlock the truth about what really happened to her long-lost family. But when Kendra finds herself trekking through the wilderness with a magic-peddling faun and a rebellious Unger, she begins to wonder if it isn’t all just a clever trap to lead her into the heart of danger.

Written and illustrated by Lee Edward Födi
Published by Simply Read Books
ISBN: 978-1-927018-26-2

Awards and recognition
RECOMMENDED, Best Book for Kids and Teens, Spring 2014, CCBC
GOLD RECIPIENT, Mom's Choice Award®
FINALIST, Best Children's Book of the Year, USA Book News awards
NOMINEE, best children's fantasy/science fiction book, Cybil awards
   
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Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to Unger

An excellent class novel for individual reading or as a read aloud choice. Highly recommended. ~ CM Magazine.

 
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Kendra Kandlestar
and the Shard from Greeve

Book 3 • The Chronicles of Kendra Kandlestar

TRAPPED IN A PIT OF MONSTERS . . . When young Kendra Kandlestar is granted a wand by the ancient tree of Een, she yearns to become a great sorceress. But magic doesn’t come easily to Kendra, and she soon turns to the shard from Greeve—and its dark power—to help her rescue her brother from the Rumble Pit, a deadly gladiator arena where all manner of mythical creatures are forced to fight in a fierce contest for survival. Yet, as Kendra is seduced by the power of the insidious shard, she discovers that the greatest battle just might be the one brewing inside her own heart. Is this a war she can win?

Written and illustrated by Lee Edward Födi
Published by Simply Read Books
ISBN: 978-1-927018-27-9

Awards and recognition
RECOMMENDED, Best Book for Kids and Teens, Fall 2014, CCBC
NOMINEE, best children's fantasy/science fiction book, Cybil awards
   
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Kendra Kandlestar and the Shard from Greeve.

Kendra Kandlestar is back with an amazing new fantasy adventure . . . plenty of humor and action." ~ CM Magazine

 
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Kendra Kandlestar
and the Crack in Kazah

Book 4 • The Chronicles of Kendra Kandlestar

A SPLINTER IN SORCERY . . . According to Een legend, a Kazah stone grants a wizard the power to catch an echo of the past—and a glimpse of the future. But when Kendra Kandlestar is given her own cracked and broken Kazah stone, she soon discovers that it’s capable of so much more. Now, with her faithful companion Honest Oki by her side, Kendra is sent on an unimaginable journey across the cosmos, finding herself amidst worlds that are strange and bewildering—and at the same time all too familiar. Trapped in this adventure, Kendra finds herself faced with choices that just may unravel the mysterious history of the Eens—and destroy their future. What will Kendra choose?

Written and illustrated by Lee Edward Födi
Published by Simply Read Books
ISBN: 978-1-927018-28-6

Awards and recognition
RECOMMENDED, Best Book for Kids and Teens, Fall 2014, CCBC
GOLD RECIPIENT, Mom's Choice Award®
WINNER, Best Children's Book of the Year, Reader Views Literary Awards
NOMINEE, best children's fantasy/science fiction book, Cybil awards
   
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Kendra Kandlestar and the Crack in Kazah

This family-friendly series and exciting book is filled with thought-provoking issues. Kenrda Kandlestar will entertain readers of all ages. ~ Midwest Book Review

 
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Kendra Kandlestar
and the Search for Arazeen

Book 5 • The Chronicles of Kendra Kandlestar

A QUEST FOR PEACE. . . Every good wizard of Een undertakes the search to find Arazeen, a mythical state of peace and wonder. But young Kendra Kandlestar only cares about finding her long-lost family—something she believes she can do by locating the fabled City on the Storm. However, all is not what it seems at the mysterious castle in the clouds and after a devastating attack leaves Kendra weak and empty, she is ready to give up on everything. But war is coming. As Shuuunga the Unger witch marches upon the Land of Een with an army of monsters, thousands strong, Kendra must somehow find the power within to stand up for her people—and herself.

Written and illustrated by Lee Edward Födi
Published by Simply Read Books
ISBN: 978-1-927018-29-3

Awards and recognition
RECOMMENDED, Best Book for Kids and Teens, Fall 2015, CCBC
Chosen for the TD Book Tour, 2015
   
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Kendra Kandlestar and the Search for Arazeen

Lee Edward Fodi flawlessly mixes magic, monsters, and mystery for his readers. ~ Midwest Book Review

 
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Corranda's Crown

THE SEEDS OF MAGIC . . . Deep in the forests of Kendar, Princess Corranda finds an enchanted tree that gives her a strange and wondrous gift: the ability to speak to animals through the power of a magic pipe! But will this power be enough to overcome the evil sorceress Odjin the Beautiful and her hordes of gluttonous goblins? Will Corranda be able to restore freedom to the kingdom and reclaim the crown that is rightfully hers? Follow Corranda on an incredible journey as she discovers the magic of nature, the power of kindness, and how true beauty is found on the inside.

Written and illustrated by Lee Edward Födi
Published by Royal Fireworks Press
ISBN: 978-0880925730

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Turtle Book

The long-awaited twin to the international bestseller fable I'll Follow the Moon! Featuring real turtles in real habitats, with breathtaking photography, fun facts, and mini turtle movie flip-book illustrated by Lee Edward Födi. Portion of proceeds to The Turtle Foundation--every purchase saves a turtle.

Written by Stephanie Lisa Tara
Illustrated by Lee Edward Födi
Published by SLT Children's Books
ISBN: 978-0989433457

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Turtle Book.  
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I'll Follow the Moon

A lyrical tale that traces a baby sea turtle as she hatches from a nest underneath the sandy beach and digs her way up into the soft night. Instinctively, she follows the flickering moonlight and crawls home to the sea. This sweet and endearing book will make for perfect bedtime reading.

Written by Stephanie Lisa Tara
Illustrated by Lee Edward Födi
Published by Brown Books Publishing
ISBN: 978-0989433402

Awards and recognition
FINALIST, Mom's Choice Award®
THIRD PLACE, Chocolate Lily Award
   
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I'll Follow the Moon.  
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The Chocolatier's Apprentice

For as long as could remember, Eli Edward Earnest had dreamed of being a chief of chocolate . . . a captain of cocoa . . . a chocolatier. The Chocolatier's Apprentice was produced in celebration of Purdy's Chocolate Company's 100-year anniversary. Net proceeds from all book sales went directly to Raise-A-Reader, an award winning, national program that supports literacy initiatives.

Written by Victoria Miles
Illustrated by Lee Edward Födi
Published by Echo Memoirs
ISBN: 978-0978181130

Awards and recognition
Canadian National Best-seller
   
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Martha Ann's Quilt for Queen Victoria

This is the true story of Martha Ann Ricks, an ex-slave who spent fifty years saving spare coins to fulfill her dream of meeting the Queen of England. Martha Ann is twelve years old when Papa finally saves enough money to purchase her freedom from slavery. In 1830, the family leaves east Tennessee to begin a new life in Liberia. On market days, Martha Ann watches the British navy patrolling the Liberian coast to stop slave catchers from kidnapping her family and friends and forcing them back into slavery. Martha Ann decides to thank Queen Victoria in person for sending the navy. But first, she must determine how to make the 3,500-mile voyage to England, find a suitable gift for the Queen, and withstand the ridicule of family and friends who learn of her impossible dream.

Written by Kyra E. Hicks
Illustrated by Lee Edward Födi
Published by Brown Books Publishing
ISBN: 978-0982479681

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wynne, Fair and Shining

Children's verse has always had the power to inspire a deep love of language and learning, and this story-poem does just that. Join young Gwynne on her glittering, magical journey as she discovers that being true to one's heart will always lead to the best path.

Written by Stephanie Lisa Tara
Illustrated by Lee Edward Födi
Published by Brown Books Publishing
ISBN: 978-0989433426

Awards and recognition
WINNER, Gold Ink Award
   
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Gwynne Fair & Shining