Seth Muller is a journalist, author, poet, and playwright based in Flagstaff, Arizona. Relocating from the tri-state area of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, he arrived to Arizona in 2001 to live and breathe closer to Grand Canyon and bask in the openness of the land.
Along with his books, he has an original play called Convergence that has been performed in multiple productions. As a journalist and outdoor writer, he has written several articles about the Grand Canyon and Colorado Plateau. Muller lives with his wife and two children, Grace and Ezra.
Near a dry stream bed on a wind-swept spring day, Ellie Tsosie makes a strange discovery. For there, she finds a startling gift a book called The Mockingbirds Manual. Ellie slowly wakes to a new and magical world, formed of the birds who have always lived around her home. But until the discovery, she never knew of their lives or of their secrets. In the first book of the Keepers of the Windclaw Chronicles, Ellie takes her first steps into the fantastic realm of the Animal World, where she comes to learn that she has a mission. Each step and each moment will bring her closer to learning about her true destiny, as she travels her homeland of the Navajo Nation and learns of others with similar gifts.
With the approach of The Day of Storms, the ravens request the presence of Ellie for a gathering of Tsegi Canyon. There, she learns of her new task: to find the girl who talks to insects and through her, Ellie will understand the nature of her destiny. An eruption of storms leads to a stunning new understanding of what is to come in this follow-up to The Mockingbird’s Manual, Book One. It is the second installment in a middle reader series that follows Ellie Tsosie, a Navajo girl who learns to speak with birds. Through this, she discovers her destiny to return humans to the Animal World.
It is the second installment in a middle reader series that follows Ellie Tsosie, a Navajo girl who learns to speak with birds. Through this, she discovers her destiny to return humans to the Animal World.
In this exciting third and final book of the Keeper of the Windclaw Chronicles, Ellie finds herself at the heart of a conflict between animals of feather and animals of fur—the latter led by a fierce mountain lion—as they fight over whether to join the human and animal worlds. And, she will learn of boy with gifts as great as her own who holds yet another key to her destiny. Join Ellie for this exciting finale, where she finally learns the secret behind the Windclaw and learns more about the nature of animals, humans, and the natural world that binds them.