“Thrilling non-stop adventure, pitting inch tall woodland people against forest creatures and savage enemies.” Tales of Larkin is a series of Christian fantasy books for all ages, describing the adventures of the “Larkin”, a tiny race of people living in the American wild.
Hawthorn’s Discovery details the life-and-death struggles of three tribes of one-inch tall people against giant predators and each other in non-stop adventure. The coming-of-age Hawthorn is ruthlessly captured by cruel enemy Renegades. Miraculously rescued by mysterious benefactors, they return him to health and volunteer to aid him rescue his still-captive friends from the deadly slave mines. More info →
“My son got lost in Tales of Larkin and barely came up for air. Engaging, heartening, and packed full of adventure and heroism, it inspired my young reader to live for a higher purpose. The book was an instant hit in our home. Thank you, Alan Harris, for this delightful story!”
"Locusts in a field of corn have nothing on our boys reading the Tales of Larkin. Devour – it’s the best word to describe their response to author Alan Harris’ new book. Hawthorn’s Discovery is a story packed with adventure, courage, honor, friendship, treachery, danger, great loss, and intrigue . . . and just about everything a great story has to have. But, beyond the great storytelling, it’s a story about The Story of redemption, woven artfully into the history of the tiny race of hearty people called Larkin."
"With characters reminiscent of Hobbits, sporting ready and witty tongues to match any Narnian Dwarf, the Larkin fight the Renegades in battles that rival the Lord of the Rings. In the style of Redwall and The Wingfeather Saga, this series by Alan W. Harris will delight lovers of Tolkien and Lewis alike. If you love The Green Ember or The Growly Books, you need to read Hawthorn’s Discovery."
“I love it when an author can combine adventure, imagination, fantasy, and real-world truth. Alan Harris has done just that with his romping Tales of Larkin series. With brilliant story weaving, these books will delight both children and adults at the same time. In fact, both my husband and my daughter are eagerly awaiting the second book! They are perfect for the family bookshelf…read-aloud classic for years to come.”
“From the very first page, I was swept up in the adventures from Tales of Larkin. I’ve long been on the lookout for an exciting – and yet character-building – book for our younger children to read and such books are not easy to come by these days! Just to be sure, however, I handed it over to our 12-year-old son and then watched him devour the story even more rapidly than me. This one is an absolute winner for parents and children alike!”
“The Larkin are tiny people who teach us giant lessons about God, kindness, love, courage and compassion while providing fun for the whole family!”
“To keep the attention of my two boys, a story must be full of adventure, easy to understand, and move quickly. To meet my highest mark of approval, it must be packed with meaning, make them think, and point them to Christ. The Tales of Larkin do all of these things and more! Hawthorn and his crew have made a permanent mark on our hearts and honestly, feel like family. A recommendation can’t get any better than that. The whole McGlothlin family gives it a big thumbs up!”
“Every chapter of Hawthorn’s Discovery captivated my kids with high adventure and humor while the parallels between this tiny world and ours left them chattering long into the night. It is a gift to find a book that elevates my child’s understanding of spiritual things. ‘Mom! Listen to this!’ they exclaimed every time Larkin’s tale illuminated another portion of our own Story. Nothing makes this mama happier than a book series I can wholeheartedly entrust to my children.”