Emma and the Minotaur by Jon Herrera
A love letter to innocence, magic, and fantasy. The residents of the City of Saint Martin are disappearing. Those who hear the music of the forest are compelled to follow it and are never seen again. At the same time, creatures of myth and legend are returning to our world. Led by the colossal Minotaur, they hide in the shadows of Glenridge Forest, waiting for a day soon to come. Why are they here? What is the World of Light? Join young Emma Wilkins as she uncovers the truth behind the mystery and learns the identity of the great power behind it all. Like a song in the wind, the tale drifted out into the world. It started its journey in a dark glade deep inside Glenridge Forest. Those who had been there to witness the story carried it with them into the City of Saint Martin. From there, told and retold, the tale transformed and grew wings of its own. Farther and farther, the tale flew, reshaping itself into the form given to it by the voice of the teller. The story morphed and shifted, ever molding itself to the temperament of the land beneath it. The tale reached every corner of the world. To some, it was only a children's bedtime story. But others, in times to come, would find in it solace and truth.
Age: Middle Grade
Genre: Children’s Fiction/Science Fiction and Fantasy
Genre: Children’s Fiction/Mythic, Retelling, and Folklore
Suggested by SKaeth on 2020-10-05T20:05:59Z
Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well
A charming story of a bright 11-year old girl who, while trying to solve the mystery of her friend's missing dad, finds herself engulfed in an ancient war between creatures of myth and legend, with her town hanging in the balance.