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The Mystical Wood by Simon Jenner
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Nov 08, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: kids-books

A boy & his dog Max are playing in the garden when Max decides to venture beyond the gate where a dark forest grows. Not thinking much the boy goes beyond the gate to rescue his beloved friend.

The forest turns out to be a magical place, full of scary creatures & a wizard who sets a challenge for the boy.
To get back home the boy needs to complete three tasks.

“The Mystical Wood” reminds me of Dr. Seuss’ books & also “Where The Wild Things Are”.

The story teaches the kids that once you make a decision, you need to take full responsibility for it as well, with all the consequences.
The children can also learn not to judge by the looks and see that not all scary looking things are in fact scary. Sometimes we just need to give it a little time to learn about one another.

Simon Jenner wrote a lovely story about friendship & responsibility, which I enjoyed reading a lot. I would recommend this book to kids age 5-10, parents, teachers & librarians.
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