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Gordo and Chico:

An Unexpected Friendship

When Gordo, a gopher—or so he thinks—embarks on an epic journey to the National Park to flee the destruction of his home, he is joined by his newfound friend Chico, a feisty caterpillar, who is en route to Mexico to find his long-lost family.


Along the way, they encounter odd creatures, make new friends, and escape from all sorts of dangers. And in the end, they make the greatest discovery of all, that their friendship is beyond appearances and comes straight from their hearts.

“A story filled with characters sure to please young readers looking for adventure, the importance of friendship, and little surprises along the way.”

–Dennis Staginnus, author of The Raiders of Folklore series


“Gordo and Chico is a heartwarming story of family and friendship that emphasizes the importance of love first, above all else. Sure to entertain and delight!”

–Jennifer Sommersby, author of Sleight


“Elizabeth Hope has created two memorable characters, and taken us on their adventures in search of a new home. Her story is bright, positive, and endearing, and she leaves us wanting more.”

–Terry Leeder, former editor at Macmillan Canada

Currently Writing

Gordo and Vinny:

The Search for Chico

Chico is missing and it's up to Gordo to find him, but he can't do it alone. Gordo must find a way to overcome his fear and work with Vinny, a bully from his past. With the aid of Ike the coyote as their guide, the three creatures form an unlikely team of trust and co-operation. But will they save Chico in time?

This will be the second book in the Gordo series.

The Peanut Butter Picnic

Daphne and her calico kitten Daisy are enjoying a picnic under an enchanted weeping willow tree. A gentle breeze picks up causing Daphne to fall asleep and enter a magical world where a praying mantis must escape his imminent doom from the strategic ploys of multiple enemies.

This will be the first book in the Weeping Willow series.

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