The Lost Children


Twelve-year-old Josephine Russing lives alone with her father. Mr. Russing is a distant, cold man best known for his insistence that every member of their town wear gloves at all times, just as he does–even at home–and just as he forces his daughter to do as well. Then one day Josephine meets a boy named Fargus. But when she tries to follow him, he mysteriously disappears and Josephine finds herself in another world called Gulm. Gulm is ruled by the “Master,” a terrifying villain who has taken all the children of Gulm. With Fargus by her side, and joined by Fargus’s friend Ida, Josephine must try to find her way home. As the trio attempt to evade the Master, they encounter numerous adventures and discover the surprising truth about the land of Gulm, and Josephine’s own life back home.



“With a quirky and charming style that should draw in readers from the outset, Cohagan’s debut is a gently creepy, captivating fantasy about loss, determination, and hope.”
– Publisher’s Weekly
“Entrancing debut fantasy . . . pulses with life and promise”
Austin-American Statesman
“This nifty fantasy from a new author has everything: villains, laughs, frights, and a great surprise twist at the end.”

Buffalo News




13 responses to “The Lost Children

  1. I read this book about 2 years ago. I am a book nerd and this was by far my favorite book of all time!!! If you haven’t read it just do it.

  2. I really enjoyed this book in has a lot of twists and turns that are really shocking! If you haven’t read the book the lost children you need to. if you like fantasy (not fairy tales) you need to read it. end once again it was one of the best books I have ever read.

  3. Oh my gosh I just finished the book at it was AMMMMAAAAZZZZIIIINNNNGGGG!!!! I was so surprised when Josephine’s dad is Fargus!! Their should be a sequel to this book! Oh my gosh its just so good!!!

  4. I love this book! I was also wondering when “Ida and the Unfinshed City” coming out?

  5. Thanks for the great feedback, Sarah!

  6. I was just thinking it should be a movie. The book is great! I can’t wait for Ida and the Unfinished City, and Time Zero.

  7. I love it

  8. Thank you, Esther. What a lovely thing to say. Best, Carolyn.

  9. Amazing! Keep up your work, you’ll be doing a huge favor for the world by doing so!

  10. Omg read the book loved ittttt

  11. finished the book they should make a movie

  12. I just finished the book and its awsome

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