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Query abandoned by poster > ABANDONED. Children's book, brother and sister live in forest, parents and animals go missing, orchids spread through forest

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message 1: by Clare (new)

Clare | 1 comments Looking for a children's book I read in the 80s or early 90s.

A brother and sister live in a forest/rainforest and their parents are missing. They talk to animals in the forest including a kingfisher, and find a baby flying fox floating down the river. Black orchids (or maybe fungus?) start spreading in the forest. There is an evil witch who has kidnapped the children's parents and lots of animals. They lure her out into daylight while lots of flying foxes blot out the sun. The flying foxes then separate exposing the witch to the sunlight and killing her. The parents and all captive animals are then set free.
Hope this rings a bell for someone - this has been bugging me for years!

message 2: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 40168 comments Mod
Clare, do you want people to continue looking for this book?

message 3: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl  (cherylllr) Next mod to see this can move it to Abandoned as Clare has not been on GR since the o.p.

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