A Curious Place by Barbara Woodward

Leaving You Smiling

A Curious Place by Barbara Woodward is a delightful book of four sweet children’s tales, just perfect for ages eight and upwards. I am considerably older and I loved this book. The tales are united in their themes of rescue and looking out for those less fortunate. Each tale is headed up with a delightful illustration which gets the imagination working. The tales have a real feel-good factor and will leave you smiling.

Tosca’s Surprise is a sweet tale about kindness and compassion in the face of cruelty and neglect. The reader’s heart breaks for the sight of a caged bear whose spirit is broken. It is a tale of new beginnings and bonds. It will restore your faith in humanity.

The Secret Visitor is a delightful tale about a rescue and the chance of a new home. Circumstances throw an old lady and a cat together. I loved seeing life through the eyes of the cat.

The Mysterious Lady is a positively charming tale about a rescue and a love that travels through time. The characters were warm and welcoming. You may just begin to believe in fairy tales, no matter how old you are.

Star’s Magic Spell focuses on the positive. We need to do what we can and not worry about what we can’t. If we take the focus off ourselves and project it on to others, life becomes easier in our spirit. I loved the grandmother- grandson relationship.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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