Better Together (Heartwood Hotel #3) (Hardcover)

Better Together (Heartwood Hotel #3) By Kallie George, Stephanie Graegin (Illustrator), Stephanie Graegin (Cover design or artwork by) Cover Image
By Kallie George, Stephanie Graegin (Illustrator), Stephanie Graegin (Cover design or artwork by)
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This is book number 3 in the Heartwood Hotel series.


The Heartwood Hotel must prove its worth when a rival hotel comes to the forest! Full of courage, kindness, and adorable woodland creatures, one little mouse will discover the true meaning of home in this charming illustrated chapter book series.

Spring has come to Fernwood Forest, and the Heartwood Hotel is all a-bustle. With Mr. Heartwood off on vacation, it’s up to Mona and the rest of the staff to keep everything running smoothly.
When rumors buzz of a rival hotel, the Heartwood is determined to prove they’re the very best inn around with the most spectacular Spring Splash the forest has ever seen. Guests check in from near and far to compete for the Cutest Egg, the Tiniest Talent, and the Best Blossom.
But it’s not all fun and games! Is Henry the newcomer too happy to help out? And are those uninvited guests looking to cause trouble? There’s suddenly more to worry about than whose egg has the sweetest speckles. Can Mona find a way to bring everyone together in time to save them all from danger?

This heartwarming illustrated chapter book will delight newly independent readers and send them scurrying for the fourth book in the series, Home Again.
Don’t miss more stories about the Heartwood Hotel:
A True Home
The Greatest Gift
Home Again

About the Author

Kallie George is the author of the Magical Animal Adoption Agency series and the Heartwood Hotel series. She works as an author and speaker in Vancouver, Canada, and holds a master’s in children’s literature from the University of British Columbia. In addition to writing books for young readers, she leads workshops for aspiring writers. She happened across the Heartwood Hotel on a hike with her husband and wishes she was a mouse like Mona so she could stay there, too. She invites you to visit her online at
Born during a blizzard on Groundhog Day in Chicago, Illinois, Stephanie Graegin spent her childhood drawing and collecting fauna in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Houston, Texas. She received her BFA in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. She later attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, obtaining a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking. Stephanie now lives in Brooklyn, is still drawing, and has managed to keep her collection down to one orange cat. She invites you to visit her at

Praise For…

Praise for ATrue Home (Heartwood Hotel #1):

"[A] warm, winning tale."

"This warm series starter is easy to love."

“Charming and imaginative, and full of endearing characters who excel at kindness as only animals can. With stories that highlights the power of friendship, the Heartwood Hotel is sure to leave readers eager to visit again.” 
 —Ashley Spires, author and illustrator of The Most Magnificent Thing

“If there’s one thing...Kallie George knows, it’s how to create a tale full of whimsy.” 
 —Quill & Quire

Praise for The Greatest Gift (Heartwood Hotel #2):

"Settle in a cozy chair and pass the cheese crumble! Mona’s adventures continue in this critter-crammed sequel that will pull at your heartstrings as well as your funny bone.”
 —Cyndi Marko, author and illustrator of the Kung Pow Chicken series
Product Details
ISBN: 9781484732359
ISBN-10: 1484732359
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: February 6th, 2018
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Heartwood Hotel