Whispers of Trees
Author: Ben Woodard
Genre: Children’s Multicultural Adventure
Number of Pages: 57
Publisher: Miller-Martin Press
Publication Date: March 15, 2016
Synopsis: An ancient forest, a dark night, a strange woman—and whispers.
What is going on in this eerie Irish forest? Ten-year-old Declan has to find out. His brother is missing and only he can solve the mystery. But why him? He doesn’t even like his always-yelling brother who his sister says was eaten by wolves. But there are no wolves in Ireland.
Then a witch-like woman tells him the two of them have to go into the spooky woods to save his brother. But from what? The strange trees only whisper the answer and he must discover what they are trying to tell him. But he will learn much more than he ever dreamed.
Whispers of Trees is a fun, page-turning thriller hinting of myth that delivers a multicultural adventure.
I really enjoyed Whispers of Trees. When it started I thought that I had maybe missed something from the first book, but that wasn’t the case. It just begins in the middle of an adventure. Declan’s family has been vacationing when his brother goes missing. His sister insists he was eaten by a wolf though no wolves are in Ireland. Where is he?
Declan is determined to find his brother and his search leads him to a woman he’s not sure he can trust. For one, she may be a witch. For another, she’s got all of this crazy technology. Who is she? What she tells Declan leads him on an adventure through the woods where the trees lead him along the way.
This is a book your middle grade child will enjoy if they like reading about myths and legends. It is a very quick read, yet it will make them feel as if they’ve journeyed to another realm. I definitely recommend it for this age group.
This is the second book in the Mythic Adventures Collection. The first book is The Boy Who Flew With Eagles. You can preview it here:
About the Author: Ben Woodard
For more information about Ben, please visit BooksByBen.com.