Tales of Fontania

The books in the award-winning Tales of Fontania series are riveting, stand-alone adventure stories for middle school readers. They combine fantasy, steampunk, adventure, science, bravery, and magic. Each book features extraordinary children, challenging journeys, villains, secrets, and disguises.

The author, Barbara Else, explains: “One question underlying the stories is, where do things that appear magical become ‘real’ and able to be explained by science? But I like to feel that some things can’t be explained, that there is a magic in ordinary human decency and respect for each other, and that some things just don’t rely on logic and being rational.”

Cover: The Knot Impossible: Rufkin's Travels in Four Acts
Cover: The Volume of Possible Endings: A Tale of Fontania
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
Tales of Fontania — eBook Set
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Spring 2020
  • New! Fall 2019
  • New! Spring 2019
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
The Knot Impossible: Rufkin's Travels in Four Acts 600
The Volume of Possible Endings: A Tale of Fontania 650 4.7
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Spring 2020
  • New! Fall 2019
  • New! Spring 2019

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Tales of Fontania

The books in the award-winning Tales of Fontania series are riveting, stand-alone adventure stories for middle school readers. They combine fantasy, steampunk, adventure, science, bravery, and magic. Each book features extraordinary children, challenging journeys… View →