Journey to Joona

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askmar publishing, Aug 31, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction
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Margaret Morrison knew life wasn’t fair. At least not for her. She had always been small for her age and was never good at math, but since moving in with Uncle John after her mother’s death, things had gotten even worse. She always seemed to be late for school, her grades were terrible, and now the other kids were picking on her.

Then one day, as Margaret is being chased across the old swinging bridge by two spiteful boys, an enormous, beautiful talking swan swims around a bend in the river — and changes her life forever. His name is Laurel, he tells her, and he lives in a magic swan paradise called Joona. Now he has come to Earth to get human help in fighting the powerful dark swan, Sebastian, who has blocked the only passageway between Joona and Earth. Many suffering Earth swans are eager to get to paradise in Joona — but they can’t do it without Margaret’s help!

Margaret and the two boys, Ryan and Craig, know they must help Laurel, but Sebastian’s evil powers are very real and very strong. ow can they overcome such terrible dark magic and help the suffering swans find their way to the freedom and happiness of Joona?


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User Review  - Taryn_Streambattle - LibraryThing

An amazing fantasy with a powerful message, Journey to Joona dictates the adventures of three children who meet the majestic Laurel, who enlists their aid in re-opening the path to Joona. A wonderful story, with incredible twists. Read full review

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Late one afternoon, Margaret and her friends encounter Laurel, a beautiful swan who tells them all about Joona, the marvelous land where all suffering swans live. Laurel then enlists the aid of the ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

 Kim V. Engelmann is an author of seven books. She frequently speaks at local conferences and retreats. Growing up on the East Coast, she worked in many pastoral settings, including work as the chaplain in a psychiatric hospital and a general hospital, and serving churches in urban and rural settings. 

She holds a doctorate in Ministry from Boston University, a masters in Divinity (New Testament) from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor's Degree from Barnard College. Her special interest and doctoral concentration is in the area of pastoral care with children.

Currently she is the senior pastor at West Valley Presbyterian Church in Saratoga, CA. Previously she was the Pastor for Caring Ministries from 2001 to 2008 at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. Prior to this, she was associate pastor of Trinitarian Congregational Church in North Andover, MA, and The Federated Church of Ashland, MA. She was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1985. 

Kim and her family enjoy trips to the ocean, skiing, swimming, camping, baseball, horses, caring for their pets, and reading books by the fire on a windy night!

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