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Beyond the Forest Floor

Written by Joanne McFall

Illustrated by Ruth O'Kelly

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Beyond the Forest Floor Review

Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Mysteries / Mythology Traditional Tales

A very interesting read.

'Beyond the Forest Floor: Forest Tales' by Joanne McFall is a collection of 13 short stories inspired by nature, folklore and Celtic mythology. The dark and troubling tales are illustrated by Ruth O'Kelly with monochrome line drawings, which add to the brooding atmosphere, so reminiscent of the Brothers Grimm. Like all fairy stories, they  are timeless and designed to appeal to all ages. Also true to tradition, the characters, both human and animal, embark on journeys which transform them, as they discover they possess qualities, strengths and powers to carry out whatever is required of them whilst the forest remains the same and eternal.

This is a very evocative and immersive set of stories, slightly disturbing but rewarding. I particularly liked 'Other Moon', which has all the elements of a good fairy tale...a prince, a castle, a wolf, a woodcutter, a magic seed, a wish granted but also the unexpected appearance of an angel, who shows the prince how to prove himself by helping the poor. A very interesting read.

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Beyond the Forest Floor Synopsis

Beyond the Forest Floor: forest tales is a collection of magical forest tales. Forests are at the heart of each tale. Each captivating story contains an intriguing blend of adventure and quest with fascinating characters from both land and water settings. Some characters are at home in the forest while others must embark on a daring journey to get there. Combining elements of magic, mystical landscapes and characters, this book of forest tales presents a dynamic escape to the forest.

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ISBN: 9781800315013
Publication date: 27/01/2021
Publisher: New Generation Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781800315013
Publication date: 27th January 2021
Author: Joanne McFall
Illustrator: Ruth O'Kelly
Publisher: New Generation Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 138 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, Indie Author Books
Genres: Fantasy / Magical, Mysterys / Mythology, Traditional Tales

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