ANNABELLE ELEANOR is a Middle Grade Fantasy, complete at about 50 000 words
With a hatter for a father and a seamstress for a mother, Annabelle Eleanor’s dream is to sell her own clothes in her family’s shop. But when her mother teaches her to knit, eleven-year-old Annabelle turns out to have a real gift, too big of a gift, in fact. Since her handmade gloves keep scurrying away and her scarves flying out the window.
Living in a town that fears magic and, most importantly, her clothes, Annabelle must either get rid of her magic or give up on her dream. But she’s a determined little girl, so when she learns of a dying hill that feeds on magic, she decides to have her magic sucked out of her. But the hill is surrounded by a huge wall of thorns and the eerie talking animals inside keep scaring her away. To get to the hill and evade the animals, Annabelle must knit herself some yarn wings for flying, magic outfits for protection, and even yarn pets for allies.
In her quest to remove her magic, Annabelle learns to appreciate the value of her gift and she begins second-guessing her goal. But the closer she gets to the heart of the hill, the more dangerous it becomes. The strange animals no longer try to keep her away. Instead, realizing her powers, they coax and lure her deeper into the hill, promising to make all her dreams come true. If Annabelle isn’t careful, she won’t just lose her gift, but also her path back home.