By Ash, Oak and Thorn

By Ash, Oak and Thorn

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By Ash, Oak and Thorn by Mellissa Harrison
 

Mark's mini-review:
A charming and comfortingly old-fashioned tale that would be wonderful to read together as a family, or just by yourself as you laze in a meadow. The story is loosely adapted from the The Little Grey Men, a 1942 novel by B.B. Three gnome-like guardians of the wild world live together at the bottom of a garden. When the eldest among them starts disappearing, beginning with his hands, the three head out on a quest to find others of their kind who might know what's happening. Wise Cumulus, fiery Burnet and sensitive Moss embark on a nature road trip through the countryside and into the city, meeting a host of animals along the way. At every point when their friendship is tested, they find a way to resolve matters and do right by each other. It's a lovely thing. Iideal 8-12yrs (but could be read aloud to younger)