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Reviewed by Deborah Lloyd for Readers' Favorite
When a young crow’s parents are killed by pheasant hunters, he is distraught. Plato, a wise old owl, comforted him and asked his name. The crow replied he was called “son,” and so Plato named him George. He advised George to move to Blossom Valley, where many kinds of animals, birds and insects lived. Most of these animals loved and supported each other; however, a jealous ladybird developed an evil plan. George and his newfound friends discovered the scheme and took steps to thwart her actions. In the children’s novel, George the Orphan Crow and the Creatures of Blossom Valley, written by Helen Fox, an exciting adventure unfolds. Adding to the drama are connections to Greek mythology, fairy tales and magical happenings.
This author has crafted a well-written, flowing story. It is an easy-to-read book, with many twists and turns. The most significant part is the messages within the plot. Each of the animal characters has human characteristics. The Blossom Valley community embraces diversity, and almost everyone supports and loves each other. Just like the human community, there is a small group of mean and evil characters. With a strong, united effort, the evil can be overcome. Author Helen Fox has written an intriguing, action-filled children’s Tale in George the Orphan Crow and the Creatures of Blossom Valley. Parents are advised to read the book, too. Not only would you enjoy it, but there are many topics to be discussed with your children. An excellent opportunity to reinforce important values!