A Riddle of GreenIsobelle Carmody is of the most well-known and successful Australian writer today. She has a long standing career covering topics in the science fiction and fantasy areas, with an impressive number of novels, as well as children’s books. All her work encompasses magical tales of brave characters who travel to distant and wondrous world in search of adventure.
Among Carmody’s best efforts at books dedicated to children stands The Legend of Little Fur, a four book series containing Little Fur The Legend Begins, A Fox called Sorrow, A Mystery of Wolves and A Riddle of Green, published from 2005 to 2008. The series describes the adventure of little troll-elf Little Fur in the world of humans in order to stop the danger that might hit her tree friends.
Little Fur is in charge with protecting seven magical ancient trees which hide her home in the park of a very large city. Her journey starts from here and evolves into a quest for saving the Earth Spirit. Along her travels she meets many interesting characters and makes good friends, every single character having the responsibility of either aiding or testing Little Fur.
In the last book of the Little Fur Legend, the heroine is faced with the problem of losing her earth magic and it is eminent that she restores it, no matter what the cost. Once again she asks Sett Owl for advice as she has many times during her travels, which leads the troll-elf on the most perilous of quests, following the dreams of a lemur.
Little Fur is now on a long and exciting journey away from the human city, on the sea, with many friends accompanying her. She discovers both past and future, and her character evolves to a wonderful conclusion, all the way to the ending of this four novel quest.