Anderson Atlas is an author and illustrator in Arizona

Inspired by crowded malls, streams hidden by giant boulders, patches of moss, charred forests, and distant mountain ranges, Anderson’s goal is to catch the lost dreams and carry them from the shadows of forgotten time.

The Lost Spells

middle grade novel The Lost Spells by Anderson Atlas

Karl Chen and family were homeless and forced to move into a broken-down ranch house nestled in a canyon outside Tucson Arizona. Not only is the house trashed, boarded up and left to rot, it’s haunted.

Pretty hopeless, right?

Never!

Adventure hits Karl when he meets a talking spider and learns the ghost is an old witch from Romania. Karl teams up with Spider-Mary, once a girl. With only Vira’s magic book, their wits and bravery, Karl and Spider-Mary battle Vira, defend their canyon home, and attempt to return Mary to her human form.

 

“The 4-chapter long climax had me at the edge of my seat”
-as appeared in the Arizona Bilingual Magazine, Tucson, AZ

“Poetically written” -as reviewed in Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards

“Loaded with commentary, word definitions and story expansions, this fantastic debut young adult novel is a fast-moving, magical, action-adventure story that unobtrusively passes along a few lessons on how to disengage from the virtual world and develop solid values.”-as reviewed by Kirkus Discoveries Kirkus Discoveries
Kirkus Discovery’s review gave The Lost Spells a Star Review! A star is assigned to books of unusual merit, determined by the editors of Kirkus Reviews.

Loaded with commentary, word definitions and story expansions, this fantastic debut young adult book is a fast-moving, magical, action-adventure story that unobtrusively passes along a few lessons on how to disengage from the virtual world and develop solid values.

Buy a copy of The Lost Spells now for the thrilling adventure of the year!

 

The Lost Spells