Embark on an unforgettable adventure through the enchanting streets of San Francisco with Mika and her faithful unicorn companion, Polo, in "Mika's Quest for the Lost Artifact." This captivating middle-grade book whisks young readers away on a journey filled with mystery, bravery, and the thrill of discovery.
As Mika follows a trail of cryptic clues, she explores the city's iconic landmarks and uncovers its hidden secrets. From the majestic Golden Gate Park to the awe-inspiring Palace of Fine Arts, each step brings her closer to a long-lost artifact of immense power. Along the way, Mika faces her fears, solves perplexing riddles, and encounters fascinating characters, including a king of dinosaurs.
Through Mika's courageous spirit and insatiable thirst for knowledge, readers are inspired to embrace their own intrepid nature and overcome challenges. This captivating tale intertwines imagination with valuable life lessons, teaching young readers the importance of resilience and confronting fears head-on.
Intricately woven within the story's fabric is a love for history and culture. As Mika explores the rich tapestry of San Francisco's past, she invites readers to appreciate the wonders hidden within their own communities. The vibrant illustrations breathe life into the pages, transporting readers into a world where curiosity and adventure go hand in hand.
"Mika's Quest for the Lost Artifact" is a celebration of childhood curiosity, bravery, and the thrill of exploration. Whether you're a girl or a boy, this captivating tale will ignite your imagination, leaving you spellbound and yearning for more magical moments. Join Mika on her quest, and discover the extraordinary within the ordinary.
About the Author
Meet Cat Fan, an extraordinary author bringing joy, authenticity, and inclusivity to children's literature. As a first-generation Vietnamese American, Cat's unique experiences shaped her passion for storytelling. In her captivating debut series, Mika's Quest, Cat takes young readers on exhilarating adventures, celebrating diversity and empowering young minds. Join Cat on her journey as she reshapes children's literature, one enchanting story at a time. Discover the magic of Mika's Quest and be part of a movement that celebrates every child's potential. Stay connected at www.mikasquest.com and follow @bycatfan. Let's inspire young hearts and ignite imaginations together.
Meet Caner Soylu, the talented illustrator at Bear With Us Productions, bringing enchanting worlds to life through his illustrations. With over three years of experience in illustrating children's books, Caner's artistic journey began in Turkey, where he honed his skills drawing portraits and caricatures. Despite facing a speech problem in his youth, Caner's passion for art led him to become a professionally trained children's book illustrator.Now residing in Poland, Caner combines his fine arts background and teaching experience to create captivating illustrations that breathe life into stories. When working on a project, Caner immerses himself in the story, taking cues from the author's guidance or unleashing his creativity for visual development. From character design to vibrant environments, Caner meticulously crafts each element, bringing the story to vivid fruition.With Caner's imaginative illustrations, every page of a children's book becomes a magical gateway to captivating adventures. Get ready to embark on a visual journey alongside Caner's captivating artwork, as he continues to weave wonders for young readers.
"Throughout, the author weaves engaging facts about San Francisco and its history into a compelling adventure. Soylu's painterly cartoon illustrations are colorful and whimsical, with a sassy protagonist and an adorable unicorn." - Kirkus Reviews
"Mika's Quest for the Lost Artifact by Cat Fan is a fun, playful adventure that any inquiring mind will enjoy reading. The illustrations are attractive, showing the escapades of the young Mika beautifully. Who does not love a unicorn? I especially enjoyed looking at the colorful and detailed depictions of the historical buildings. The dialogue is easy to follow, especially as Mika deciphers the meaning of each clue she successfully uncovers along the way." - Readers' Favorite
"Mika's Quest for the Lost Artifact is a fun and educational illustrated chapter book, with an adorable protagonist Mika, and a cute sidekick, Polo. This book is a great concept, where the history and culture of a real city is revealed through solving cryptic clues. Children will be engaged and entertained, as they help Mika and Polo solve the clues, and at the same time learn about the city of San Francisco. Wonderful, digital artwork by Caner Soylu, bring the story and characters to life beautifully." - Readers' Choice Book Awards