Mercury House

Jeremy and the Mantis

Dale Pendell, illustrated by Jennifer Rain Crosby

children's illustrated fiction
$18, 40 pages
ISBN 978-1-56279-138-4

A young boy wanders far from his family's cabin, deep into the wilderness, and becomes lost before meeting an enormous mantis. As they find their way back to the cabin, the mantis tells the boy stories.

Dale Pendell (1945-2018) was the visionary, award-winning author of the Pharmako trilogy—a literary, shamanic, and pharmacological study of psychoactive plants—and nearly twenty other publications. His full biography will be linked here, until then Wikipedia and the author's website are live.

Jennifer Rain Crosby (website) is an artist living in the Sierra Nevada foothills in northern California.