Title: The Lost Path
Author: Amélie Fléchais
Genre: Children’s fiction
Publisher: Lion Forge
Release Date: April 10, 2018
If you’ve got the taste for adventure, come join this treasure hunt! Three young boys set off from Camp Happiness, map in hand, determined to be the first to find the treasure before anyone else. But the shortcut they take leads to something far more spectacular and sinister! All manner of magical beasties live in these woods, and the kids find themselves caught between warring Forest Spirits. Will the three boys find their way out of trouble? Get your map and ready, set, go! Amélie Fléchais’s incredible artwork combines the best of French illustration with manga influences. A spooky new fairytale, for fans of Over the Garden Wall.
I loved Amélie’s book The Little Red Wolf, so I was excited to read this one.
This is a quirky story with fairytale elements. It’s great that the main characters are boys, because most fairytales have girls as the main characters, so boys are reluctant to read them.
There were some strange monsters in the story that seemed to be part of the forest. I loved how the drawings showed the creatures slowly emerging from the ground through a series of images. One of the boys wore a robot helmet throughout the story, which reminded me of when kids have to carry around or wear one thing constantly for a period. At times, the story would switch to his perspective and he saw the world made of robots. I liked that unique twist in the story.
I really enjoyed this story. It’s a short read that would be great for kids!