Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Looking-Glass Tree” as Want to Read:
The Looking-Glass Tree
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Looking-Glass Tree

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  8 reviews
No one—not even his silly, overprotective aunt—can stop Enrico from turning his vacation into an adventure. But no one ever told him that an adventure also involved risk, remorse, resourcefulness, and responsibility. No one ever said he had to see through the eyes of a tree or a bird or a little girl before he could find his way, clear and deep, into the heart of all thing ...more
Paperback, 76 pages
Published 2016 by Anvil Publishing, Inc.
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Looking-Glass Tree, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Looking-Glass Tree

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.91  · 
Rating details
 ·  33 ratings  ·  8 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of The Looking-Glass Tree
A fun, simple story about a boy whose vacation turns into a wonderful adventure when his aunt brings back a mangrove tree from the forest island. The illustration was nice to look at. It'd be great if there's some kind of a follow-up story about the girl, Aninipot. Her character is worth exploring and expanding. And so does the forest and the magic it contains. ...more
My first new read this year and first Filipino author in my list, too. Granting this is a short one, I want to introduce my daughter to read books by Filipino authors. This book is just in time for the summer and it explores topic about the environment with a bit of fantasy in it. There is also a study guide at the end of the book which is good if this will be a study material in school as well.

So why not 5 stars? I think they could have explored and explained more about the nature aspect of th
Arli Pagaduan
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I saw The Looking-Glass Tree somewhere online, but I can’t remember where. And then I saw one copy of it, hidden between other books in our local bookstore the other night. Without a second thought, I bought it. This afternoon, I got to finish it, and my lasting thoughts are these: “What a beautiful tale!” The Looking-Glass Tree is wonderfully woven and paced and illustrated, and its story greatly involves the mangrove forests and endemic birds which we have here in the Philippines. It expanded ...more
Oct 16, 2020 rated it liked it
rating this based on personal enjoyability, but this is such a great book for middle-schoolers to young adults who want to be more conscious of the inextricable connection between human and environment. maybe certain government officials who placed artificial sand on Manila bay need to read this ;)
Jan 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
Excellent way to introduce kids to the mangrove ecosystem and why they are important.
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Today, the whole world was his family." That's an awesome last line and this is a beautiful middle-grade, fantasy novel on the importance of protecting mangrove forests. ...more
Nivedita Dhar
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of the beautiful bedtime story. Author has intended a strong and beautiful message through this story!
Jasmin Adviento
Sep 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
Can you tell me what is the theme,plot,conclusion,summary, and moral lesson in this story?please?because were having a book review
rated it really liked it
Aug 29, 2016
rated it really liked it
Dec 20, 2020
Arlene Hibo
rated it did not like it
Jan 09, 2020
Agatha Christie
rated it it was amazing
Jul 26, 2020
Chimmy Park
rated it it was amazing
Sep 23, 2020
rated it liked it
May 27, 2020
Dante Cadiz
rated it really liked it
Dec 05, 2019
Jay Tria
rated it it was amazing
Dec 18, 2016
Zoe Claire
rated it it was amazing
Aug 18, 2020
rated it liked it
Jun 26, 2017
dantheolumona | aviecayl uy
rated it did not like it
Oct 06, 2016
Christian Daniel
rated it it was amazing
Apr 14, 2021
rated it really liked it
May 26, 2020
rated it really liked it
Dec 17, 2020
Jhe Eres
rated it really liked it
Dec 01, 2018
Cat Aquino
rated it liked it
Jan 05, 2017
rated it really liked it
Sep 04, 2016
rated it it was amazing
Mar 04, 2017
rated it liked it
Jan 04, 2017
Alec Madelene Abarro
rated it it was ok
Apr 24, 2017
Madhu Kishore
rated it really liked it
Mar 21, 2020
rated it it was amazing
Jan 12, 2020
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Project 17
  • Nothing to See Here
  • The Story of Antigone
  • The Liberation of Sita
  • 82년생 김지영
  • Adulthood Is a Myth (Sarah's Scribbles, #1)
  • Where Only the Moon Rages: Nine Tales (Contemporary Philippine Fiction)
  • With a Dog AND a Cat, Every Day is Fun, Vol. 1
  • Sixty Six
  • 12:01
  • Superman Smashes the Klan
  • The Memory Police
  • The Adventures of Superhero Girl
  • Amina's Voice
  • America Is in the Heart: A Personal History
  • Everything Inside
  • The Lottery
  • The Affair of the Pink Pearl
See similar books…

News & Interviews

The beauty of a paperback novel is multidimensional. Allow me to explain: The format allows you to catch up on some of 2020's biggest books...
72 likes · 7 comments