As a young boy, shy, bookish Rockford T. Honeypot had dreams of thrilling adventures across the never-ending forest. However, timid of danger and germs, his only adventures were found in books and his imagination. When his family abandons him after a mistake that destroys their hazelnut business, Rockford is launched into a journey that takes him to places he couldn’t have imagined in his wildest dreams. Along the way, Rockford meets a colorful assortment of characters-- from a renowned chef, to a smooth-talking hawk-pilot, to a beautiful heiress with a heart of gold. In a voice all his own, Rockford recounts his epic origin story of perseverance, strength, love, and success.
“Debut author Gottsegen introduces young readers to the adventurous and charming chipmunk Rockford T. Honeypot in this gripping coming-of-age adventure.... Rockford’s stories, gently enhanced by Kleyn’s tidy, detailed chapter head illustrations, introduce a menagerie of vibrant one-of-a-kind characters who are perfectly suited for older children, with gentle lessons to be learned from every interaction... Parents waiting for their children to be old enough for The Hobbit or Redwall will find this the perfect stopgap, with plenty of thrills as well as moral quandaries, somber loss, and emotional growth. Without stinting the action, Gottsegen delivers a powerful message about the importance of being brave, honest, and true to oneself..” -BookLife Reviews
"Heart-touching and soul-warming, The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot provide kids the sweetness of the sought-after adventure with a relatable, adorable protagonist. A wonderful inspirational book to share with the fantasy-loving middle school reader!" -Dr. Gabby Wild, Veterinarian. National Geographic Kids Educator, Animal Jam
"Grab your favorite nuts or snacks before going on an amazing journey. Gottsegen has earned my admiration for creating such a remarkable story. The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot will become a treasured book for children and adults." Readers Favorite Review. Official 5 Stars Seal