Lost in Redskirt Forest

Lost in Redskirt Forest

by Neil Grobman

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ISBN-13: 9781403307521
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 11/28/2002
Pages: 568
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.27(d)

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Lost in Redskirt Forest 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This author does for kids what great literature does for adults, but instead of alluding only to Shakespeare and other great writers, the juvenile reader also gets references to common fairytales, myths, and classic children's literature like Winnie the Pooh and Peter Pan that they are familiar with. This gives them a taste of the adult literary experience they will get later on with maturity. Brilliant in concept!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is really funny! When the teenaged hero gets to Horigron, the land of Horrible Grown-ups, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. The GIANT was a BIG Businessman, and he really was horrible. The Witch and the Wolf were BIG and BAD too. I am pretty sure I felt that way about some adults when I was young, but this author really exposes the very worst in adult human nature from a child's perspective to the point that you have to wonder how old this author really is. Five stars well deserved!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a truly amazing achievement. The story is a great one--a fantasy adventure with all the appropriate trolls, giants, and witches and such. But this novel is the first one I have ever encountered that is truly interactive. The board game BANZAI is a really wonderful and fluid game. The characters play it, and now I do too. This is like getting a book and a lifetime friend all at the same time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book reminds me of Swift's Gulliver's Travels, especially the Teridren (land of TErRIble chilDREN) episodes. It took me awhile to get that it was not the children who were terrible but the mythic characters who were their leaders! These are some of the real villains in life as well, disguised by hypocrisy (Coyote), charisma (Pan), and mindreading (Anansi). Pardon the palindrome (the book is filled with them), but these villains really "live evil." I hope there is a sequel!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alright! Like I don't read alot of books and all but if there are alot of giants,witches, elves, and trolls in a story along with alot of fighting and action,then I am hooked for sure and for life. This is a really good story but I needed to use the dictionary alot. Thanks Mom for buying me this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Usually when an author incorporates magic and folklore in a novel, it is all made up to make the experience more readable. But this author uses the goose that lays the golden eggs and the magical lyre kind of stuff. The myths, folktales, and legends thrown in make the child in us feel right at home for a good storytelling session. Forget Harry Potter--this is a better start for fantasy in this 21st century!