Arch of the Pixies, is the story of a Hannah, a young girl, who moves back to her grandmother's house over looking a bay on the ocean with her parents and twin brother. The story follows the adventures of the twins as they soon discover the secrets hidden in their old house.

Arch of the Pixies​

J Richard Knapp Charities

     Knapp has served as a community volunteer most of his adult life to help children in need. The author's first significant efforts occurred in 1975, when he designed and organized a summer sports program for boys and girls in his community.
     J Richard moved his family to Oregon in 1978, where he immediately began volunteer work with children in poverty. His own experiences with poverty as a teen constantly motivated his efforts. Knapp founded a non-profit organization in the mid 1990's which focused on children in two categories. The first targeted children in poverty by providing coats and shoes for the needy. The second area was children and teens dealing with cancer. The non-profit organization continued its work for over a decade and is now a community program.

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​books for children and teens

Book Details

Pages: 168  
Ages: 10-12 

Grades 4-8
Fiction: Fantasy, Fairy Tale, Folk Tales, Myths, Children
ATOS Level: 4.8
AR: 6​

Notes From J Richard Knapp

     I was looking for an idea about writing a fantasy book in the spring of 2008. I first envisioned this story on one of my many trips to the Oregon Coast. Walking along a path above the ocean beach one evening near dark, I noticed a harbor seal in the water just below me. The seal's dark eyes stared at me in a very haunting way as the fog was slowly beginning to creep across the water and up the grassy slope toward me. I sat down on a large boulder and let the story begin to take shape in my mind. As I stood up to leave, I had the eerie feeling that someone or something was watching me. A short time later, I returned to our campground and began writing Arch of the Pixies which was published in the spring of 2009. 

retired educator (teacher, elementary principal). His education includes degrees from the University of Oregon and Boise State University with specialties in early childhood and reading. 

     Knapp is internationally recognized as a leader in education, bully prevention, and an author of many tween and young adult fiction books. Each of the author's books represent family values and relevant to today's lives of our youth.

     J Richard Knapp is the Founder and CEO of, Magpye Publishing,and your paragraph here.

About the Author

    J Richard Knapp is an internationally recognized American author and speaker from the Pacific Northwest. Knapp is a 

J Richard Knapp