Into the Unknown by Sofia JarloInto the Unknown by Sofia Jarlo

Into the Unknown

bySofia Jarlo, Katarina Vintrafors

Hardcover | January 18, 2019

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"This is the story of my unforgettable adventure. How I was challenged to face a dangerous villain called The Evil One in a magical land far below the earth to help save all who live there.” - Ellie

Get ready for an enthralling fantasy adventure as you take a trip below the earth to where kings, wizards, and magicians rule, and almost anything can happen!

Teacher and author, Sofia Jarlo’s mesmerizing debut children’s novel introduces middle grade readers to a mythical and awe-inspiring secret world as they accompany Ellie on the exciting magical adventure of a lifetime. Ellie’s adventure begins when she finds a hidden passage in the woods and — led by a teeny-tiny boy — travels down a dark, winding staircase, far below the earth, to a strange, fascinating magical realm called the Underworld. There, she meets all the kings of the kingdoms, and a new friend named Mischa who must teach Ellie everything she needs to know about their world to fulfill her promise to help the kings.

Turns out, the Underworld’s #1 enemy, The Evil One, has escaped his former prison and now threatens the entire Underworld. The kings believe only Ellie can save them by formulating a special plan.

With her best friend’s caring help and guidance, Ellie hopes she’ll be able to help. But, when Mischa is caught by the villainous Evil One, Ellie is forced to act alone! She needs to learn to quickly think on her feet and become resourceful, cunning, and creative to save her friend and the entire Underworld — before it’s too late!

A wonderful action-adventure, featuring an inspiring and engaging girl hero, this short-chapter book can either be read aloud to children or read on its own by more seasoned readers. This magical realism story is further brought to life through many wonderful color illustrations.

Into the Unknown is the first book in the Below the Earth series, and each installment may be read separately.

Title:Into the UnknownFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:102 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.44 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.44 inPublished:January 18, 2019Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9198348647

ISBN - 13:9789198348644

Appropriate for ages: 6


Table of Contents

1. The New House

2. The Door

3. Over Water

4.  The Hall of Silver

5. The Mission

6. The Exchange

7. The Library

8. Lessons

9. The Evil One

10. The Kingdom of the Wizards

11. The Healing Country

12. The Journey Back

13. The Evening

14. The Kingdom of the Axe People

15. The Next Tour

16. The Graey Cul-de-sac

17. The Search

18. The Far Away Land

19. In the Prison

20. The Rescue

21. The Plan

22. Change of Plan

23. The Meeting

24. Farewell

25. Homecoming


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Editorial Reviews

“Well-written, exciting and captivating with nice illustrations. This book has been very popular with my daughter, who is almost 11 years old and she read it aloud to me.”  – Sara Salander, Book Blogger“We read the book before I was going to sleep, and we had to read seven chapters, because it was so exciting.” – Chris, 7-years old“An exciting middle grade adventure to the mysterious Underworld full of magicians, Kings and wonderous animals.”  –  Author Paul Ian Cross“Stylistically confident writer with consistent authenticity.”  –  Editor Annsofie Engborg