The Passage At Moose Beach
A book that’ll captivate your imagination.
Eleven-year-old Alicia encounters unusual, surprising friends and terrifying enemies as she embarks on an unexpected and magical journey in nature. While enjoying the lake with her father, as they do every year, Alicia gets lost during a rainstorm and ends up transported to a different and unfamiliar place with no idea where she is or how she got there. This adventure takes the reader to a land not so far from home, yet farther than imagined, perhaps another realm. A world that looks much like what we see around us, but where nothing is what it seems and where family comes in all forms.
Alicia sets out on a difficult journey to discover a way home, finding compassion and friendship along the way. Her new friends help her fight terrible foes and they come face to face with an ancient creature, huge and fearsome. These friends help each other in every way imaginable through both moments of adventure and terror. Though Alicia and her friends work together to overcome challenges and crippling fear, can they find a way to stop “The Drying” which threatens them all?
When you purchase a copy of The Passage At Moose Beach through Michael’s Cabin Books,
the author is able to donate more money per book to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.
Praise for Finding The Lost
“Resilient and resourceful, Alicia packs a bag… and heads into the wild. Witnessing her self-sufficiency on this solo quest is a delight, especially as she discovers her own strength along the way. Alicia builds fires, forages, and fishes like a true survivalist, opening opportunities for young readers with the possibilities that she represents. Even more inspiring is the persistence of her spirit. Knowing that it’s up to her to save the day, Alicia never, ever gives up, even when myriad disappointments come her way.”
—Foreword Clarion Reviews
Michael Foster Interviewed about Finding The Lost on The Authors Show
The Passage at Moose Beach Reader Reviews
What people are saying about The Passage At Moose Beach
“An enchantingly magical tale about finding friends
in the unlikeliest of people and working together with them to achieve your wildest dreams.”
-Emily, 7th Grade Student
"I absolutely loved reading the book. It felt familiar, like reading a favorite fable, or following Dorothy on her journey to Oz... it is a girl having the adventure and using her brains."
-Jo, Retired Teacher
"If you love animals and nature, you should read this book because it talks about a girl's amazing adventure of how she saves this world, and all the animals and living things inside of it."
–Charlotte, 7th Grade Student
“…When I started I did not realize how fun that it would be.”
“Great read… it was fun following Alicia on her path to escape the wild side along with some new friends.”
“A heartwarming, sentimental, and brilliantly written story.”
"I loved the choice of the theme of working together as a family, even if it is not your biological family..."
-Sandy, Middle School Teacher
What Michael is talking about
Welcome friends, I am one month away from the 30-year anniversary of a profoundly life-changing event. Something that not only affected me, but those around me as well. My closest friends and family. It changed who I was at a core level and in many ways, continues to...
Welcome friends, I don’t know when it happened. I don’t think anybody over the age of 30 really does. One minute you’re excited because you’re of legal drinking age, yay!! Then you turn around and you are simply an adult. This final post in the Cabin Life series will...
Welcome friends, In this penultimate part of the Cabin Life series, I am going to be talking about my teenage years at the cabin, though the timelines around the edges may be blurred. I don’t really remember if some things happened when I was 12 or when I was 13, but...
This book is dedicated to the wildland firefighters everywhere.
Without their extraordinary efforts, hard work, and sacrifice, this book would not exist. They are true heroes in this world.
When they pay the ultimate sacrifice…
Wildland Firefighter Foundation’s main focus is to help families of firefighters killed in the line of duty and to assist injured firefighters and their families. We honor and acknowledge past, present, and future members of the wildland firefighting community, and partner with private and interagency organizations to bring recognition to wildland firefighters.
5% of all author proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation For more information, please visit www.wffoundation.org
Gloria Miller Allen
The artist behind the art in The Moose Beach Series.
Gloria Miller Allen has lived in Idaho since 1974, though she spent her childhood in the Mid-West. She met Michael Foster after painting a commissioned portrait for his mother of the family’s beloved cabin which inspired this story.
Allen did not study art in college but has had the privilege of taking workshops from some of the greatest American Watercolorist. She has thousands of paintings to her credit and feels that library books are gentle and knowledgeable teachers. Allen has always considered her drawing-board like her classroom and loves the idea of being a perpetual student.
Gloria Miller Allen says she is so grateful that her life has allowed her to explore the world of