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A missing pearl, a land without color, and the adventure of a lifetime

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A Bit About the Author

Janine Faith Goodman lives in Washington D.C. with her husband. She loves telling stories through words and music.  When Janine is not working on the next Tommy Tuddleby book, she is a part-time singer/songwriter, a part-time technology consultant, and a full time mom to two wonderful all-grown-up kids.

If you have any comments, questions, suggestions, or just want to say hello, please contact Janine

She would love to hear from you!

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Released June 30, 2021

Eleven-year-old Tommy Tuddleby wants adventure. With his satchel packed full of tools, he’s ready to go exploring and find treasure — but he never makes it past his own backyard. Then one evening, he is whisked away from his bedroom to the land of Rolokon, a land that has lost all its color. Rolokon’s magical pearl is missing, and Tommy and his companions must find it. They soon learn that the magical pearls are missing from nearby lands, and the loss of each pearl causes its own devastation. They must work quickly to find the pearls and restore order … especially since Tommy’s companions believe he is a powerful wizard!

Will he succeed before they find out the truth?

Janine Faith Goodman began The Tuddleby Trait as a college independent study project with award winning children’s writer Natalie Babbitt, and she did not finish it until 35 years later! She is thrilled to finally share Tommy and his friends with the world. The Tuddleby Trait was illustrated by artist Aliza Horowitz.

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"Tommy gazed nervously around his room, figuring out his next move. On the one hand, yelling for his parents seemed like a wise choice. But the little man seemed harmless enough—though his gray skin was a bit weird—and once his parents got involved, things would get a lot less interesting … He’d handle this. At least for now."


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