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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
The Forest Keeper is a children's book written by Mike and Carol Wyrick. Who is the Forest Keeper? Have you met him or her? Would you know if you did? What would you do? Jeremy is recovering from an illness when his mother tucks him in one night and shares a story, one that will take Jeremy on a wonderful night-time journey through the forest. It’s a story about life and love and respect and knowing the difference between right and wrong and so much more. It’s a journey that will lead Jeremy to meet the Forest Keeper and learn what it means to be chosen to follow the path. It’s a powerful, heartfelt journey, one fraught with dangers and challenges, obstacles and tests that must be overcome. And what will Jeremy learn if he does meet the Forest Keeper?
Mike and Carol Wyrick’s middle grade, early chapter book, The Forest Keeper, is an emotive story about love, wonder, and all that is, or at least should be, good in this world. The protagonist, Jeremy, slips into a dream-filled sleep that becomes a wonderful, almost magical journey of discovery through an enlightened journey. As Jeremy meets each guide along the way (wise animals of all sizes and descriptions), Jeremy learns a little bit more about himself and about the quest that he’s following. The plot develops through Jeremy’s encounters as his journey leads him closer to his goal and the answers he desperately seeks. The language is simple for a middle-grade audience to follow and there are fascinating drawings to add to the excitement and adventure of the developing plot. The story wraps up with an interesting twist, one that allows Jeremy to bring his journey into the present and the future. This is a memorable story about love and caring for others: a story about a journey of discovery: “I need you to tell them that I am about love, and that my desire is for peace and harmony… You can tell the story of your journey. You can inspire others to take their journey and encourage them along the way.”