When Stump, a chipmunk runt with a chewed-off tail, and Dottie, a chipmunk disfigured by a white spot on the right side of her face, decide to journey over some mountains to The Valley Of The Great Chipmunk, they think that what they'll get on the other side is new bodies, free from their afflictions. What they get, after first gathering gifts for the journey, is a trail that instead changes them on the inside. Trail Of The Magi is an epic Hero's Journey. Set on the first leg of the Colorado Trail, kids will love it for its action, drama, cute characters, and swashbuckling, as Stump and Dottie overcome one obstacle after another in their fight to stay alive on their journey. Parents reading it to their kids, along with the story, will enjoy the archetypes and meaning.