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Tui T. Sutherland


Tui T. Sutherland

Tui T. Sutherland is author of several books, including those she has written under a number of pseudonyms, including the names Erin Hunter and Tamara Summers.  Her first books were part of a beginning reader's series called First Friends. Her first young adult novel was THIS MUST BE LOVE, a comically romantic twenty-first-century retelling of Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream.  She has also written the supernatural suspense series, Avatars.  Recent titles include the Legends of the Brethren Court series (written under the name Rob Kidd) and the Pet Trouble series.

Named after a rather noisy New Zealand bird, Tui was born in Venezuela, and lived in Paraguay, Florida, and the Dominican Republic before her family moved to New Jersey, where she went to high school.  She then lived in New York City before moving to Boston, Massachusetts where she currently lives with her husband and her yoodle, Sunshine.  What is a yoodle, you ask?  A dog that is three-quarters poodle and one-quarter Yorkshire terrier!  Unlike the dogs in Pet Trouble, Sunshine is a perfect angel.  She would never do anything like, say, tip over a trash can full of Kleenex and scatter it all over the house, or bark like the house is on fire every time she sees a polar bear on TV.  Certainly not.

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Tui T. Sutherland

Books by Tui T. Sutherland

by Tui T. Sutherland - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic

Growing up in the hives, Cricket has always had a million questions. The biggest, most dangerous and secret question of all: why is Cricket immune to Queen Wasp's powers? Whenever the queen takes control of all the HiveWings, speaking through their mouths and seeing through their eyes, Cricket has to hide, terrified of being discovered. Now she's hiding again, wanted for stealing the Book of Clearsight along with her new SilkWing friends, Blue and Swordtail and the fierce LeafWing, Sundew. The fugitives need answers, and fast, in order to prevent a LeafWing attack. 

by Tui T. Sutherland

The sun is shining in the Hundred Isles, and yet the path forward seems crowded with shadows. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have traveled across the world, seeking a set of powerful talismans in order to keep them from enemy hands. Throughout their journey the young heroes have been hounded by pursuers, who always seem to know just where to find them. Now they know why.

by Tui T. Sutherland - Fantasy, Youth Fiction

Someone or something has murdered the goose who laid the golden eggs, and the evidence points to a dragon named Scratch. But this mystery won’t be that easy to solve.

by Tui T. Sutherland - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Youth Fiction

Glory knows the dragon world is wrong about her tribe. After all, she isn't "as lazy as a RainWing" --- she isn't lazy at all! Maybe she wasn't meant to be one of the dragonets of destiny, as the older dragons constantly remind her, but Glory is sharp and her venom is deadly... except, of course, no one knows it. When the dragonets seek shelter in the rain forest, Glory is devastated to find that the treetops are full of RainWings that no dragon could ever call dangerous. They nap all day and know nothing of the rest of Pyrrhia. Worst of all, they don't realize --- or care --- that RainWings are going missing.

by Tui T. Sutherland - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Youth Fiction

The lost heir to the SeaWing throne is going home at last. She can't believe it's finally happening. Tsunami and her fellow dragonets of destiny are journeying under the water to the great SeaWing Kingdom. Stolen as an egg from the royal hatchery, Tsunami is eager to meet her future subjects and reunite with her mother, Queen Coral. But Tsunami's triumphant return doesn't go quite the way she imagined. Queen Coral welcomes her with open wings, but a mysterious assassin has been killing off the queen's heirs for years, and Tsunami may be the next target.

by Tui T. Sutherland - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Youth Fiction

Clay and his friends have grown up under a mountain, secretly raised by the Talons of Peace to fulfill a mysterious prophecy. The five young dragons are destined to end the war that's been raging between the tribes of Pyrrhia --- but how they'll do this, none of them knows. But not every dragonet wants a destiny. When one of their own is threatened, Clay and his friends decide to escape. Maybe they can break free and end the war at the same time --- or maybe they'll risk everything...

by Tui T. Sutherland and Kari Sutherland - Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Relationships

Logan Wilde is accidentally drawn into the mysterious, dangerous world of the Menagerie when he discovers a griffin hiding under his bed...and it leads him straight to the weirdest girl in seventh grade, Zoe Kahn whose family has been guarding the Menagerie for centuries. If they don't get the cubs back fast, the whole place will be shut down. Is someone trying to sabotage the Menagerie?