59 of 61 people found the following review helpful
Poetic, original, beautiful.,
This review is from: Goblin Secrets (Alexander, William) (Hardcover)
A beautifully-written children's book that breaks the mold. I've never read anything quite like it. The book gently submerges the reader into a mysterious world of strange and wholly original magic, where masks have power and sometimes, through the art of performance, you may discover hidden truths about the world, and yourself.
During a brunch with friends, my husband picked up this book out of curiosity, casually flipped it open to the first page, and that was the last we saw of him for the rest of the morning -- he was too busy reading! He loved it, and we brought it home to give to our fifth grade son.
Evocative and poetic: this really is a special book. Highly recommended for kids (or the rest of us) who love anything to do with theater, magic, excitement, goblins, masks, or beautiful writing. A haunting story that sparks the imagination like those favorite fantasy novels you loved as a kid. This is the good stuff.