Coretta Scott King Honor winner Brenda Woods introduces
introverted, daydream-prone Zoe, who’s afraid her real life will
never be as exciting as her imaginary one.
Zoe Reindeer considers herself “just Zoe”—never measuring up to
her too-perfect older sister or her smarty-pants little brother.
Truthfully, though, she’d rather just blend in with the plants at
the family business, Doc Reindeer’s Exotic Plant Wonderland. She
does have one friend, Q, and he’s the best one ever—but he’s
moving away, leaving Zoe to fend for herself, and she doesn’t know
what she’ll do without him. That is until a tall astronomer from
Madagascar comes to the nursery looking for a Baobab tree. His visit
starts a ball rolling that makes Zoe long for real adventures, not
just imaginary ones—and shows her that perhaps her first real
adventure is finally beginning.