I grew up in a different generation. Actually, two generations ago. My favorite books as a child were a series of 14 books by L. Frank Baum - beginning with The Wizard of Oz. I am pleased to have read a book, written by our church’s youth pastor, that reminds me of the magic I felt as a young reader beginning my journey into books.
Laurel spent summers at her Aunts house. She did not like those boring summers, where her best friends were the clouds that floated by. Her biggest dream was to visit the woods, an act forbidden her by her aunt.
But Laurel stumbles on a baker; no, the baker, Mr. Lewisago, hired to watch over her by her mother. And as she spends time with her new friend, her curiosity gets the better of her. One night she and Mr. Mumkin, a chinchilla given to Laurel as a birthday present by her mother, decide to finally visit the woods. And the magic begins.
As the story evolves, we meet Fairy Queens, dragons, Zlugs, and Flipityflops - the kinds of creatures that made the unbelievable of Oz very real to those who read the books. The kinds of creatures of that bring Gliserwood to life.
For the parent looking for a book to read to your youngsters as they go to bed, as an adult looking for something lighter, or for the young teen looking for the perfect birthday gift for a friend, Gliserwood may fill the bill.
This review is based on a free copy provided by the author for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.