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Ingrid

Ingrid

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Publisher: New Wrinkle Publishing
Publication Year: 2014
ISBN: 9780991110940
Scot is a charming village full of kind & hard-working people, but trouble is looming.

Sixteen-year-old Ingrid is completely mute. Lost in a fog of self-pity, she is shy and withdrawn. Her only friend, Adair, longs for a relationship with his father. Ingrid and Adair find solace in their friendship and often retreat to the woods.

From the woods, the Kunbion materialize. They are magnificent and mysterious, and they have come to help.

Bitter hearts and a thirst for revenge are at the root of the trouble. One seems to be the culprit, but another is hiding behind a disguise. Only one person can make a difference, and it’s the person you’d least expect.
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Overview

​Ingrid is a story cre­ated by three mem­bers of one fam­ily through words, illus­tra­tions and music. Scot is a small and charm­ing vil­lage accented by thatch roofs, robust gar­dens, a town square, and cob­ble­stone streets. A lush and wild woods sur­rounds the vil­lage. The peo­ple of Scot are hum­ble, car­ing, and hard work­ing. The men wear their hair long and work with their hands and the women of the vil­lage busy them­selves with the daily (and fre­quently tasty) duties of the home. But trou­ble is loom­ing in Scot.

Bit­ter hearts and a need for revenge are at the root of the trou­ble. While one seems to be the cul­prit, there is another who is hid­ing behind a dis­guise. There is only one who can make a dif­fer­ence and it’s the per­son you’d least expect. Ingrid is the youngest mem­ber of the well-liked, Har­ri­son fam­ily. The only daugh­ter in a fam­ily of seven sons. Ingrid is sixteen-years old, has unusu­ally bril­liant golden hair, mys­te­ri­ous brown eyes and is com­pletely mute. Lost in a fog of self-pity over her silence, Ingrid is shy and with­drawn. Ingrid has only one friend — Adair Pole, a sixteen-year old boy who longs for a rela­tion­ship with his father. His father is the vil­lagers’ worst enemy — a ruth­less land­lord who owns over half of the cot­tages in Scot. Ingrid and Adair’s friend­ship pro­vides solace in their dif­fi­cult worlds. They spend much of their time in the woods sur­round­ing the vil­lage, where they’ve cre­ated a lit­tle hide­away called Ada­grid — a place they named by com­bin­ing their own names.

From those same woods, the Kun­bion mate­ri­al­ize. They enter through a swirling wind, a dense fog and a puls­ing earth. It is an un-witnessed, but grand, entrance. The Kun­bion are mag­nif­i­cent with their long white hair that is knot­ted and twisted like the roots of a tree. Their eyes are vibrant and their gar­ments are made of beau­ti­ful pieces of the earth. The Kun­bion are even­tu­ally seen by the vil­lagers, but never remem­bered … except by Ingrid. The Kun­bion have come to help.

Things begin to change in Scot when the vil­lagers are faced with the pos­si­bil­ity of forced upheaval, the mys­tery of a mur­der­ous con­spir­acy and the mirac­u­lous touch of a des­tiny chang­ing its course. After Adair Pole and his mother mys­te­ri­ously dis­ap­pear from Scot, Ingrid Har­ri­son, charged and aided by the Kun­bion, sets off to find them. Along the way, Ingrid becomes lost, encoun­ters a band of gyp­sies, and arrives at the shock­ing rev­e­la­tion that changes every­thing for her, for her friend, and ulti­mately for her entire village.

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