About the Book
Author: Lynne North
Genre: Children's Fantasy
Number of Pages: 78
Publisher: Crimson Cloak Publishing
Publication Date: May 26, 2016
Summary: Emily lives in the quiet village of Oak Haven with her Mum, Dad and her lovely dog, Toby. Her life is a happy and peaceful one, but there is more to Emily than meets the eye. The young girl has a very strong connection with animals, one that becomes even more apparent when she enters the wood that lies just outside the village. Strange things happen in the wood, and Emily isn’t convinced whether the wood has magical powers, or even if she herself has special abilities. Whatever the reason, life is never quite the same when she is there.
Emily’s problems really begin when she discovers that goblins have come to her precious wood. They are making the woodland creatures’ lives a misery, and seem intent on staying.
Not if Emily can help it...
The first time Emily steps foot into the woods and hears her dog, Toby talk she knows the forest is a special place. When Conn, a large crow visits Emily's home and urges her to meet the other animals in the woods she is certain something is wrong. Upon visiting her woodland friends, Emily learns that goblins are causing all sorts of ruckus in the normally peaceful forest. Worst of all they have threatened to eat the animals. Can Emily help save her friends and their beautiful forest home from the goblins before it's too late?
Emily and the Enchanted Wood is a well written children's fantasy that teaches children the importance of friendship and helping others. The story is vividly detailed and the plot entertaining which will easily captivate readers. Being a short story, Emily and the Enchanted Wood will make this an appealing read for reluctant readers as well.
I recommend picking up a copy.