About the Book
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.
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: The Boy Who Flew With Eagles
I really enjoyed reading Whispers of Trees. It is a very well-written children's adventure story that keeps the reader's attention from beginning to end. Both my second-grader and I finished this short and gripping book at one sitting. Using simple words and easy-to-understand language, the author is able to bring everything on paper to life and get you absorbed into Declan's spooky adventure. Curiosity overcomes fear and stimulates the reader to continue the search for what's behind the mystery, just like what happens to Declan. I thought the story would end when Declan finds his younger brother, but I was wrong. More shocking surprises are awaiting the readers in the last few chapters!
The author did a great job revealing a ten-year-old's inner struggle against fear, suspicion, and emotional distance from his father and brother. I love the story's positive message about being honest about one's feelings, re-bonding with family members, being more courageous and considerate, the healing power of nature, and the importance of nature conservation. It's a perfect read in time for Earth Day!
About the Author
Ben Woodard is an adventurer and storyteller who has traveled the world including climbing on Mt. Everest. He now writes adventure stories for boys and girls. Tales of lost gold and river caves, and flying with eagles. Stories of friendship that endure through adversity and danger. Adventures that inspire and educate and, most of all, entertain.
For more information about Ben, please visit BooksByBen.com.
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