Tuesday, July 19, 2016

61:120 The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles de Lint

Lillian lives with her aunt on a farm near a magical wood called the Tanglewood Forest.  She believes in fairies and the kind even if she has never seen any evidence of them.  She gives biscuits to the spirit of the tree and leaves extra milk out for the cats.  Then one day as she is wondering through the woods, she is bitten by a snake and the cats come to help her but all they can do is turn her into a kitten which saves her life but changes everything she knew about herself.  Now she is on a quest to become a girl again without either altering the events for a worse outcome or dying as soon as she transforms back.

This is a truly delightful fantasy tale of a little girl growing up and learning so much more about the world than she ever could have imagined.  I bought this book for my then 9yr old and he absolutely loved it and really enjoyed the follow-up as well.

Page count: 320p/16,683p ytd/266,643p lifetime

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