A magical adventure that sees a young girl protecting an enchanted world. On a trip with her wildlife biologist parents, Phoebe Gray is lost in the woods when she stumbles into a place of magic and meets a goblin called Gnish-Gnash and his precious cargo. Lerch Hollow is filled with fantastical beings and readers are swept along with Phoebe as her journey reveals her own magical connection and the Dark Mistress Lucinda, who threatens this world. This is an easy to read magical story. Readers dive straight in, meeting Phoebe as she wanders, trying to find her way. The book then progresses at a steady pace after she meets the irritable Gnish-Gnash and is drawn into the adventure to protect the Griffin’s Egg. Phoebe is a sweet and likeable character, and it was enjoyable to witness her discover her powers. However, it’s mainly through her kindness that Phoebe makes many allies to help her in her fight against Lucinda. I think that this book would be easy to read and enjoyable for independent readers and fans of middle-grade fantasy books.
Charlotte Walker, A LoveReading4Kids Ambassador