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The Dark Woods

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by: Trish Harmon
Books with a 5 star rating  (3)
Publication Date: February 16, 2015
Book Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 102
Binding: Perfect Bound

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Book Synopsis
What happens when a bored young tortoise is talked into venturing into the unknown of the Dark Woods by his exuberant and often irritating friend, a tiny tree frog? They have heard many tales of mysterious and frightening legends living in the forest, but Mortie has his doubts. Stanley, however, wants to find out if the stories are true. Get to know Mortie (the tortoise) and Stanley (the tree frog) as they have the adventure of their young lives. It's one they'll never forget! This humorous book has it all...great characters, mystery, friendship, and a few surprises! I will be donating .50 cents each to the Pig Foundation and KC Pet Project for each book sold. Check them out on Facebook to learn more about their great work to help animals.
Customer Comments
Posted: February 25, 2015
Customer comment 5 star rating
This book tells a great story that will be enjoyed by both children and adults! The simplicity of the story makes it easy for kids to follow, but the complexity of the vocabulary means many younger children may have trouble reading it. This set-up makes for a great opportunity for parents to sit down and help their children improve their reading and vocabulary skills.

The story is about a tortoise and a little tree frog who go on an adventure into the Dark Woods and encounter all kinds of mischief and danger. It is the first book in a series of stories that will intertwine and expand on character that may only appear briefly in this book. The Dark Woods will leave you with many questions and a desire to know what's going to happen next!
Jan Kelliher
Posted: March 1, 2015
Customer comment 5 star rating
I had the very distinct pleasure of reading this charming little book before it had a cover, and I absolutely LOVED it!! I also had a clear vision in my head of what the main characters looked like, from the author's descriptions, and was so thrilled to see the cover artwork, which was perfect! Mortie and Stanley, come to life! I love the way the Author presented us with her vision of the characters, I was drawn right in. I could just about physically feel Mortie's constant hunger pangs(yes, my stomach growled!), feel his boredom, and need for sleep, and also, his initial reluctance to go anywhere!! I could picture Stanley hopping about snapping up flies and bugs, with his long sticky tongue, and feel his boundless energy, while trying to get Mortie excited about starting their adventure! Her descriptions of their environment, brought vividly to life, enabled me to sense the oncoming rain, hear the thunder, feel and see the lushness of the forest, smell the damp earth, hear all the noises in the Forest, and feel the anticipation,and trepidation, of Mortie and Stanley with everything unexpected that they stumbled upon. I also felt their fears from the tales they'd heard, and Mortie's hesitancy with facing the unknown. I love a descriptive writer, and every event the characters encountered, was an enjoyable read. Trish Harmon has a genuine gift with her writing, and you can tell she really enjoys it as well. I think anyone would have fun reading this book, whether it's a parent to a younger, non- reading child,(that much anticipated new chapter every night before bed, or on cold rainy afternoons) or an older child who loves to read Chapter books, (which were always fun for me) or even us adults, who long for the books of our childhood. This fun,enjoyable little book, ranks right up there with Wind In The Willows, for me, as well as others. I can hardly wait to see how the next Adventures of Mortie and Stanley unfold, and follow their antics, as we get to know these two, and other, new characters. I will definitely accompany them on their next journey, and I know it will be another wonderful tale to read!!. I loved this first book!!! Jan Kelliher
Veronica Kennedy
Posted: April 6, 2015
Customer comment 5 star rating
Trish Harmon has found herself a paradise in "The Dark Woods." This story is inventive and is told in beautiful language. Both children and adults can enjoy this story: Children will read about the adventures of a tortoise and his friend, a frog. Adults will enjoy the deeper meanings that accompany what appears to be a simple tale. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment!