An atmospheric exploration of a child's anxiety by the 2000 Hans Christian Andersen Medal Winner. One night a boy is woken by a terrible sound. A storm is breaking, lightning flashing across the sky. In the morning Dad is gone and Mum doesn't seem to know when he'll be back. The next day Mum asks her son to take a cake to his sick grandma. "Don't ...Read MoreAn atmospheric exploration of a child's anxiety by the 2000 Hans Christian Andersen Medal Winner. One night a boy is woken by a terrible sound. A storm is breaking, lightning flashing across the sky. In the morning Dad is gone and Mum doesn't seem to know when he'll be back. The next day Mum asks her son to take a cake to his sick grandma. "Don't go into the forest," she warns. "Go the long way round." But, for the first time, the boy chooses to take the path into the forest, where he meets a variety of fairy tale characters and discovers the fate of his father.Read Less
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Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 32 p. Illustrations. Intended for a juvenile audience.
This book is based off fairy tales and about a boy who wakes up to find his dad gone and mom sad without knowing why. When asked to take some cake to his sick grandma, he is told not to go into the forest but chooses to go there anyway where he comes across some interesting characters that will remind one of long ago fairy tales. The pictures are quite graphic and also have hidden pictures in them. This tale could be used more in a comparative and teaching lesson than simply a fun children's story.
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