Molly Twinkletail Runs Away (Magic Animal Friends #2)
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Best friends Jess and Lily visit Friendship Forest, where animals can talk and magic exists!
The girls are excited to go to the Friendship Forest fair, but Grizelda the witch wants to spoil everyone's fun! When her sneaky helpers, the Boggits, trick little Molly Twinkletail into running away, will Jess and Lily be able to find the tiny mouse?
lived with her dad, finishing their lunch. “I’m so full!” said Lily, patting the front of her T-shirt. “Your dad’s pizzas are amazing.” Jess grinned. “It’s lucky you live just across the road so you can come over whenever he makes them.” “I’m glad you enjoyed your lunch,” said Mr. Forester as he came into the kitchen. “Now, what are you up to this afternoon?” “We’re going to see the animals, of course!” said Jess. Lily’s parents ran the Helping Paw Wildlife Hospital in the converted barn
book by one corner, and Jess reached down to take it. The girls kneeled beside her. “Thank you,” Jess said. “What’s your name?” “Molly,” said the mouse, sitting on a tuft of moss to get her breath back. “Molly Twinkletail.” “That’s a pretty name,” said Lily. “You’re very kind.” “I love helping people,” Molly said. “I’ve got a mommy and daddy and nine big brothers and sisters, and I help them all!” She twitched her whiskers. “I’m too little to help at our stall at the fair, though, so I’m
completely forgot to pick small ones for the little animals!” Molly clapped her front paws together. With an excited squeak, she scurried away again. “Molly, where are you going?” Jess called, but the little mouse had already disappeared. Just then, a glint of light above the forest caught Lily’s eye. A glowing yellow-green orb was floating toward the meadow. The girls had seen it before, when they first came to the forest … Lily felt her tummy flip over. She nudged Jess. “It looks like
chattering with cold. “You’re safe now,” murmured Lily, stroking Molly’s little pink ears. The girls climbed back to the water’s edge, where Goldie and the whole Paddlefoot family gave a big cheer. “Here,” said Goldie, taking her scarf off. “Wrap Molly in this.” Lily wrapped Molly in the scarf and cuddled her against her chest. She could feel Molly stop shivering as the little mouse warmed up. Jess spotted Molly’s bag of hazelnut chips on the river bank and picked it up. “I left them there
among the flowers and birds sang from the branches. Goldie touched a paw to the letters carved around the trunk. “We both have to read it, remember?” said Lily, excitement fluttering inside her. Jess nodded and counted, “One, two, three …” “Friendship Forest!” the girls sang out together. Instantly, a small door appeared in the tree trunk, as high as the girls’ shoulders. Jess reached for the leaf-shaped handle and opened it. A shimmering golden light shone from inside. With a meow, Goldie