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Stella is a grown woman, back at Great Hawkesden Manor with her two children and Uncle Alfred who now lives at the place. They are snowed in, trapped as it were for Christmas by a snowstorm. But the extra time gives the children a chance to investigate and explore, and in doing so they find a snow globe. Amid all the Dickensian Characters and Christmas cheer, Stella takes a nap holding the snow globe and finds that it transports her back to the day of a tragedy that befell her twin sister when they were young. Stella’s children play. The holiday preparations are in full swing. But Stella continues to be drawn by the globe to that distant day and, as the events unfold, she realizes that there may be a way that she can change things, save her sister, and make everyone’s lives so much happier.
The Secret of Pooks Wood is an engrossing story of overlapping occurrences, entwined destinies, and magical salvation, but above all, it resonates with the warmth of the holidays, of family love and those magical moments and characters that Ms. Laycock is so good drawing. A magical holiday treat with, of course, a happy ending.
What is Uncle Alf writing about?
Lily (daughter/sister), Oliver “Ollie” (son/brother), & Stella (mother), are stranded over Christmas at Great Uncle Alfred’s Great Hawkesden Manor.
What is Uncle Alf writing about?
I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Only an honest one.
A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written children’s book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great children’s adventure movie, an animated cartoon or better yet a mini TV series. To be continued. I would have liked to see black/white or color pictures included. That said I will only rate it at 4/5 stars.
Thank you for the free CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Amazon Digital Services LLC; book
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
Stella and her twin children, Ollie and Lily, are staying for the Christmas holidays at Great Hawkesden Manor, the rambling old home of Uncle Alfred. The children are eager to hear their mother's stories of when she was a girl staying at the same house for holidays and are equally impatient to explore the snow covered grounds. Stella seems to have found a portal to take her back to her own childhood and, with the wisdom of what she now knows, wonders if it's possible to change one small childhood act which had dreadful consequences, and actually alter the future.
Helen Laycock's writing is rich with careful use of grammar and the feast of colourful text is fabulous for young brains to soak up. I can't think that any 8+ child, girl or boy, could help but be gripped by this magical story and I would certainly recommend to my friends with young children.