2014 DEBUT Captivity
Book Author(s) Caleb Brown
Publisher Self-published
Book List Price $3
All-Ages Appropriate Yes
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“Captivity” is a fairy tale ripped from the pages of a suburban newspaper.

Every year, residents of a small bucolic town hide gnome statues in the woods for hikers to find. It’s meant to be a fun game, but few humans understand that gnomes only seem to be inanimate. They are actually shy forest animals native to the region, like squirrels. They have endured a sad history at the hands of American settlers, but are mostly harmless, love baseball, and just want to get back to their hollow trees.

10 pages. 8.5″ X 11″. Black, grey and orange pencil with marker covers.