Bookshops are dreams built of wood and paper. They are time travel and escape and knowledge and power. They are, simply put, the best of places. – Jen Campbell

Chasing through Bluebell Woods after a strange green-furred rabbit, twelve year old Bryony and Bethany, her eight year old sister, inexplicably end up in the ‘olden times’.Life in the village where they find themselves is hard under the wicked lord of the manor. The two girls are thrown into a desperate struggle in which the evil lord will stop at nothing to hold onto his power over the village.Soon everyone’s hopes are pinned on Bryony and her new companions, Toby, who is under a ‘severe warning’ for humiliating the disliked village pastor, and Tommy, who mysteriously arrived in the village one day and can’t or won’t speak.Together they set out on a mission to bring help from a higher authority, but their journey is beset with difficulties. Will they be in time to save their friends from the hangman’s noose?A thrilling story for readers aged 10 and above, and for anyone who enjoys losing themselves in a fantastical adventure!

I am sorry that it’s been so long since my last book review. I was singularly focused on trying to finish my latest book and then took a much-needed break. Anyway, I continued to read when I had the chance so I will have a few reviews up for you shortly. Today, I wanted to tell you about a great adventure story for all ages. The book is titled Following the Green Rabbit; a fantastical adventure by Chris Hall. The story is a wonderful tale of two sisters and their tutor who accidentally find themselves transported back in time to a small village that is being ruled by a tyrannical lord. The world in which the characters live takes place during the height of the second British Empire at the turn of the twentieth century and is so richly detailed, it was almost tangible. The characters in the book are very vivid and easily relatable. The author captured the curious nature of the children perfectly and it was refreshing to be able to experience their innocence. I won’t go into any more details, because I would not want to spoil your chance to experience the adventure through the eyes of a child. Instead of following the white rabbit down the rabbit hole, I would follow the green rabbit into the dense forest and lose myself in this adventure for a while. 

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