THE MYSTERY OF THE MAGIC GREEN LANTERN is Cheerie Howse's second delightful story about mysteries in nature. Those who have read THE MYSTERIOUS WHITE SACK will welcome these characters as familiar friends. The story begins with a rambunctious raccoon discovering a sparkling object hanging from a branch. The animal friends who live and play in the meadow decide to name it THE MAGIC GREEN LANTERN. They discover caterpillars nearby and observe them also, to see if there is a connection. One of the mature caterpillars is killed by a predator and the friends must come to terms with their loss. The sadness is offset by the sudden transformation of THE MAGIC GREEN LANTERN into a magnificent surprise. The beautifully detailed photos give the reader a feeling of being present and sharing in the process as the animal friends solve the mystery. Readers and their families will be inspired to plant Milkweed and Butterflyweed in order to observe this marvelous process!
THE MYSTERY OF THE MAGIC GREEN LANTERN is suitable for readers and listeners age 8 to 108! The story was written to be read aloud with the reader creating different voices for each character. Young readers can imitate more experienced readers to master the technique. Each time the story is read it becomes a new opportunity for discovering previously missed details in the photos and story.