Pondathon: Prologue – It’s Time to Protect and Fight [Readathon Schedule]

Pondathon: The Quiet Pond's story-driven readathon. Image: Two swords with vines wrapped around it frame the words 'Pondathon', with three little forest sprites sitting on top. One forest sprite has a leaf on its head, the middle has twigs for horns, and the right has a mushroom on its head.

New to the Pondathon’s story?
Read this prologue first
or read the previous chapter.

When you enter the magic boundary of the Pond, something doesn’t feel right. The magic that has become like a second home to you doesn’t seem to have its usual warmth. Instead, there’s a slight fizzle and static in the air, making your hairs stand on end.

Something’s wrong.

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The Pond Book News #21 – A Big Welcome to the New Year & Decade – and These New Diverse Books!

The Pond Book News, Issue 21: A Big Welcome to the New Year & Decade - and These New Diverse Books!

Welcome to Issue #21!

The trees are whispering…

Xiaolong the axolotl, closing her eyes like she is listening, and holding a pen and paper.Welcome back to the first issue of The Pond Book News for 2020! Every Sunday, The Quiet Pond brings you a fresh issue of book news to catch you up on the week’s lineup of diverse book releases, cover reveals, book news, and sometimes more! We also feature three incredible people in the book community every week, to highlight the important work that readers do in celebrating the books they love. 

Today, Sprout is busy with assignments, so Xiaolong will be taking over the book news! What do you think of your Sprout pose?

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Story-Time: Our Second Pond-mas with the Pond Friends!

Story Time at the Quiet Pond. All the Pond friends gathered around, with a Christmas tree in the background.

Today’s the day! Today is Pond-mas!

The Pond looks festive today. Every single plant and rock in the Pond have been decorated with tinsel and magical sparkling lights. You can hear the faint sound of jingling bells and Bao the corgi howling along to a song.

Xiaolong the axolotl waving excitedly to you“Friend!”

By the water, Xiaolong is jumping up and down, calling you to come over. The Pond friends are crowded around in a tight circle by the water. When all of them see you – Gen, Varian, Cuddle, and Sprout – they join Xiaolong in waving you over as well. They look so excited to see you!

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