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4.46  ·  Rating Details  ·  24 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Life isn't always fair, and if you're an orphan it’s probably worse.

Well, Joey is an orphan. His world is totally turned upside down the moment he sees a shaggy dog in the window at the animal shelter and exchanges a wagon-load of pop bottles for the dog.

But life is never that simple. Dogs are not allowed at the orphanage and a deal is made with Mister Tim, the kind man a
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Published January 29th 2013 (first published January 26th 2013)
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Diane Reed
Mar 16, 2013 Diane Reed rated it it was amazing
This contemporary fairy tale is exquisitely told through the eyes of a ten-year-old orphan boy who has no idea he is part fae untill events suddenly start to unfold in his life that lead him on a fascinating journey of discovery. The author alternates chapters between the boy's point of view and that of his mother in the ethereal fairy world, and her command of each setting and the differences in dialogue & worldview are masterfully handled. But what I was completely unprepared for is how ve ...more
Lisa Shambrook
Feb 05, 2015 Lisa Shambrook rated it really liked it
A delightfully enchanting tale

Everwud caught me by surprise, I knew I was entering a fairytale, but had no idea how enchanting it would be! Everwud begins by clueing you in on Joey’s heart breaking parentage then leads into his contemporary life. Joey lives in an orphanage and from the first moment I met him, I loved him. I was drawn right into his world, and his ‘voice’ was captivating. The author is masterful in her characterisation and this ten-year-old boy won my heart, so when he wins heart
Deanna Sletten
Oct 29, 2013 Deanna Sletten rated it it was amazing
I decided to read Everwud – The Tree, The Boy & The Dog by Marilyn Dieckmann, even though I knew it was geared toward children, because of all the intriguing Tweets Marilyn passed along on Twitter. She made it sound enchanting, magical, and lovely. And it is. From the very first paragraph, Marilyn had me hooked. She drew me into the story before I even realized what was happening. I had to know what happened next, and next, and next.

Everwud is not only a magical story, it is also fun and fu
William Stuart
Jul 12, 2013 William Stuart rated it really liked it
A boy, a talking dog, a tree, and a wonderful story! Everwud caught me by surprise and wouldn’t let me go!

This is a refreshing tale told through the eyes of a 1o year-old orphan. I thought it would be a children’s book, but the story has all the elements of a wonderful book for all ages. With a bit of mystery about Joey’s (our orphan hero) parents, some intrigue about another orphan who lives at the orphanage with Joey, magical charms that help a dog talk, an enigmatic parrot, Joey’s mother trap
M.G. Wells
Magical, Mysterious and Uplifting!

I was mesmerized by EVERWUD - The Tree, The Boy and The Dog by Marilyn Dieckmann! The story centers around Joey, who is an orphan. Joey meets a loyal dog at a shelter, yet cannot keep him in the orphanage. Then there's the cool treehouse--a place for Joey and his friends to retreat. This is a lovely story for middle-grade kids, tweens and anyone who treasures an inspirational tale. I'm sure Charles Dickens and Oliver Twist would LOVE this story as much as I. Mar
Apr 01, 2013 Katy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, mg-keepers
This is a magical story that transported me to a different time and place where I shared a heart-warming adventure with several delightful characters. I hope Ms. Dieckmann will publish more stories about Everwud because this is a world I'd love to visit again and again.
Oct 30, 2014 Kim rated it it was amazing
Who am I: Everude: The Tree, The Boy& The Dog by Marilyn Dieckmann
A book full of fantasy, magic, potions, witches, woodland elves, black magic and fairies. Joey is a orphan, he lives at the Holly House with Miss April-Mae. It's a nice place for an orphanage compared to most, because Miss April-Mae cares about the kids there. Joey wants to know who his parents are and where he came from. He has a favorite tree he is drawn to, it's no ordinary tree, Joey leaves his most prized processions in t
Jan Romes
Mar 05, 2014 Jan Romes rated it it was amazing
When a book can take you back a few years with the innocence of its characters; the way they think, the way they talk, it's pure magic. Everwud made me smile right away with the introduction of Joey. What I loved about him is that in spite of being an orphan he's full of love and expectation. He's bright, cheery and all boy. The author put Joey in some situations where it would've been easier for him to run for cover than to follow his heart. This story reveals Ms. Dieckmann's keen imagination a ...more
Mar 12, 2014 Cinta rated it liked it
This books tells a sweet story about a boy, Joey; a dog, and a tree. But it's not a normal tree; it's a very special one. This book adds fantasy elements to the story by creating the world of Everwud, a place where witches, elves, fairies, and wizards live.

Joey is an orphan on a mission: he wants to know more about his parents. He will make progresses when he enters an animal shelter and gets acquainted with a dog, Mr. Tim (the eccentric owner of the shelter), and a very special parrot. Together
Julie Powell
Jan 27, 2014 Julie Powell rated it really liked it
A well written story which has a mix of old and new, fantasy and reality. I must admit I did prefer the 'fantasy/old' style, but could see how a younger audience would enjoy the tale told from a child's point of view.

Orphan, Joey, is a well rounded, likeable character and perfect for the plot.

A good mix and worth reading.
Helle Gade
Jan 11, 2014 Helle Gade rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Oh my goodness, I love love love Everwud and can't wait to begin book two.

Joseph, known as Joey is an orphan living at Holly house. One day he meets Mr. Tim, he is the owner of the pet store where some peculiar animals live and he owns a very special house. From there the story unfolds to a fairytale with lots of magic. The story of Joey and his family begins to unravel and leaves you wanting more of Everwud.

The author writes in a light and believable way. Several times through the story, I had
Maria Mullinaux
Nov 15, 2013 Maria Mullinaux rated it liked it
Recommend for young readers up to grade 6. There are better written fantasy series for kids out there, though. The portrayal of the main character doesn't ring entirely true (too much like an adult trying to sound like a kid) and the 'prisoners in the junk yard' conflict is rather lame.
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To give credit where credit is due... I would say it was my husband's idea for me to write a book. I absolutely LOVE to read, and devour books every chance I get. The fact that I create magical fairy houses and make up stories for the inhabitants... well, it seemed like a natural step to take. I've made over 78 fairy houses and writing has now become a passion.

I'm a wife,
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