Monday, May 9, 2011

The Door in the Forest by Roderick Townley

This tale has a boy who can't lie, a girl who has secrets, and an island that is only accessible by magic...


Alfred A Knopf Books for Young Readers sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It was published in March and you can get a copy at your local bookstore.


Daniel's life was pretty simple.  He and his family lived on a small farm and everyone had their chores.  Then the soldiers came, and the commander decided Daniel was "useful".  He took him on his tours of the countryside because Daniel couldn't lie.  Nothing like having a lie detector at your side...


Emily's mother had been taken away by the soldiers and Emily was sent to live with her grandmother.  And while she's there, she learns the house is not just a house - it has secrets.


The story is filled with good and evil, magic, action, danger, and fantasy.  It flows well and is written for ages 8-12.  It's a bit scary, but most children love that.  You can't foresee the ending.  It'll keep them reading until the book is done.


Why not pick up a copy and let them take this journey of imagination?


Happy reading!

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