A young girl living in New Mexico discovers that her quiet desert village is the epicenter of bizarre time distortions that reach all the way back to the Renaissance. Nine-year-old Philomena, confident and independent, teams up with her grandmother’s psychic cat to solve a series of mysteries involving strange paintings. Their investigations take them across time and space to worlds powered solely by imagination.
Ultimately, the courageous time travelers not only decode the baffling paintings but discover that inspiration can come from unexpected places; that perseverance, love, and creativity are richly rewarded; and that the only tools needed to take flight and soar are imagination and the stroke of an artist’s brush.
“A curious, free-wheeling read for inquiring young minds.” —Kirkus Review
“This first children’s book from Marc Romanelli—a beautifully told story with excellent illustrations —is a delightful treat for adults as well. Here, drawing on his creative abilities in photography, Romanelli has opened up an entirely new medium for his storytelling. Readers will love it!” —Catherine Allen, Author, The Retirement Boom, Reboot Your Life, and The Artist’s Way at Work