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Logo of The Idea Miners series of middle-reader fantasy books, written by P.W. Cross.

Ideas define us: our past, our present, and most importantly, our future.

Last line of The Idea MinersThe Lost Lake Dig

The Idea Miners is a middle grade fantasy book series written by P.W. Cross.

With elements reminiscent of The Hobbit and Harry Potter, the pace and variety of challenges in The Idea Miners books excite and inspire readers of all ages.

A peek into the Land of Lights, the world of the fantasy book series The Idea Miners.

Imaginative image of the Land of Lights, the setting for The Idea Miners series of middle-reader fantasy books by P.W. Cross.

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The Land of Lights, as revealed in the Idea Miners middle grade fantasy book series, is a parallel world to ours. All ideas are mined in an area called the Digs. The ideas are contained in buoyant, glowing spheres called logos.

There are three kinds of logos: gushers, squirts, and peek-a-boos. Gushers hold the big ideas, the ideas that change civilizations. Squirts contain the everyday-types of ideas: I’ll take a walk, throw a ball for my dog, pick flowers, . . . Peek-a-boos contain duplicates of tiny pieces of important logos. A peek-a-boo is dangerous in that it contains a fragment of a major idea and can be misleading.

The natives of the Land of Lights work together—most of them anyway—to find the logos and release them into our world (which they call the Land of Harvesters).

These inhabitants include winders, miners, diggers, odd-jobbers, seers, elves, trolls, and finders (honored guests from our world). 

Only people in our world can understand and use the gushers, a process called harvesting. After a gusher is harvested, it is added to the hidden Pyramid of Knowledge.

Only winders—beings that transport the logos from the Land of Lights to the Land of Harvesters—know the location of the Pyramid of Knowledge.

When the pyramid is completed, the last gusher is added, sometime in the distant future, the Land of Lights and the Land of Harvesters will merge and all war, famine and disease will forever end. 

Some reader comments

[The Lost Lake Dig] is a winner—an extravagantly imaginative and cunningly constructed adventure that tackles the age-old question of where ideas come from.

Tim Grundmann, an author of the Disney’s Doug Chronicles series

With elements reminiscent of The Hobbit and Harry Potter, the pace and variety of challenges  carry the    reader along to a surprising and satisfying conclusion.

Larry Luxenberg, author of Walking the Appalachian Trail

Loved the book!


Benjamin Franklin Awards

Anyone who likes a good journey will love this book.

GJero_Naugatuck, review

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