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Before becoming the most successful animal in the vast Tropland Forest, bookish Rockford’s early years were marked by his difficulties to fit in.


While the young Rockford is timid of danger and germs, he’s fiercely desperate to grow up to “change the forest” like his literary idol and hero, Captain James T. Rockford.

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Young Rockford sets off on an adventure that takes him to places he couldn’t have imagined in his wildest dreams—from the fast-paced kitchen of a city restaurant, to the mysterious mountain sanctuary of a cloister of warrior monks waiting for a legendary chipmunk to fulfill their prophecy.


Along the way, he also meets a colorful assortment of characters and starts a family of his own.


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See what others are saying about The Adventures Rockford T. Honeypot!

“Holy Moses! Awesome adventure story for young readers and a great lesson in never giving up for everyone!”  Dr. Jan Pol, Nat Geo Wild’s “The Incredible Dr. Pol”


“Debut author Gottsegen introduces young readers to the adventurous and charming chipmunk Rockford T. Honeypot in this gripping coming-of-age adventure…. Rockford’s stories, gently enhanced by Kleyn’s tidy, detailed chapter head illustrations, introduce a menagerie of vibrant one-of-a-kind characters who are perfectly suited for older children, with gentle lessons to be learned from every interaction… Parents waiting for their children to be old enough for The Hobbit or Redwall will find this the perfect stopgap, with plenty of thrills as well as moral quandaries, somber loss, and emotional growth. Without stinting the action, Gottsegen delivers a powerful message about the importance of being brave, honest, and true to oneself.”
-BookLife Reviews

“Heart-touching and soul-warming, The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot provide kids the sweetness of the sought-after adventure with a relatable, adorable protagonist. A wonderful inspirational book to share with the fantasy-loving middle school reader!”
-Dr. Gabby Wild, Veterinarian. National Geographic Kids Educator, Animal Jam

“Grab your favorite nuts or snacks before going on an amazing journey. Gottsegen has earned my admiration for creating such a remarkable story. The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot will become a treasured book for children and adults.” Readers Favorite Review. Official 5 Stars Seal








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