Lost in the Woods


As a child I had the unfortunate opportunity to experience the sudden loss of a parent. I know first hand what kind of a trauma this can be and how hard it is for a child to understand and to readjust to the new circumstances. I remember spending a great deal of time out in the woods, trying to lose myself in nature.

I only wish I had had the benefit of a fantasy like Lost in the Woods to help me sort things out in my life.

–Fun London 

Lost in the Woods by Fun London 

 

Recipe for Lost in the Woods:

1. Start with equal parts Jungle Book and Wizard of Oz.
2. Stir in some Alice in Wonderland.
3. Season with fun.

This is the tale of a boy whose tragic life desperately needs a little magic. Find out what happens when he gets Lost in the Woods.

Reviews:

 …Fun London does talking animals well. Each creature Jack meets on his journey home had a different, unique voice. And not all of them actually spoke to get their voice across. And not all of them are friendly… But instead of having random enemies, Fun London makes sure that any and all foes have a personal and, more importantly, believable reason why they’re going after Jack.

But it’s a forest-wide disaster that brings everyone together, friend and foe alike, in a bid to save their home. And maybe – just…just maybe – Jack learns something about himself along the way…

‘LOST IN THE WOODS’ is a brilliant, old-school fantasy story that will entertain and delight children of all ages. David Brett-Andrews, Children’s Author

Move over Lewis Carroll. Fun London is your newest competition. Lost in the Woods is an adventurous tale of a boy named Jack and his crazy encounters in a strange mysterious land full of talking creatures. From the very beginning, I could not stop reading. I had to know what was going to happen next. This book will keep you on the edge of your recliner with your Kindle in hand. Fun story from start to finish. The best part is, Fun London has written other stories that I can’t wait to buy. S.Z., father, teacher, author

This is a witty, heartwarming story about a boy who has lost his way and gets help in an unexpected place. I loved the funny and unique animals and the parts they played in Jack’s adventure. There was plenty of action and danger, no blood and guts. The ending is uplifting. I highly recommend it for kids and adults. J.M., grandmother

I loved this story. It’s about a young boy who works through some difficult issues when he travels to an unusual place and meets some very interesting forest animals. It’s got all the elements of a good story — humor, adventure, life lessons and some touching moments involving loved ones. There is no violence. The ending is great and made me cry. I work with children of various ages and recommend it highly to children from age 8 to 12. However, it’s one of those uplifting and entertaining stories that is great for all ages. T.T., tutor, parent

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Excerpt:

Jack ignored Allen and waved at a blue and orange butterfly that landed repeatedly on his shoulder. When he could breathe easier, he asked, “Where are you taking me?”

“To someone who can help.” He pointed to a sloping rock wall covered with moss on the left side of the clearing. Near the bottom of the wall was the opening to a cave. “The bear of the woods. He has been here a lot longer than I have. Perhaps he can answer your questions. He is a decent fellow, as long as we do not wake him from a nap.”

“What if we do?”

“Why then, he might decide to eat you.”

“And you too?”

“Oh no, I would never eat you.”

“I mean, will the bear eat you, too?”

“Heavens no. Bears do not like squirrel. However, he might find you tasty, and so forth and so on.”

Jack stood silently, less than enthusiastic about Allen’s plan.

“And whatever you do, do not call him Bernard,” said Allen.

“He doesn’t like his name?”

“That is not his name. That is why he hates it. His name is Harold.”

“Then why in the world would I call him Bernard?” asked Jack, once again suckered into Allen’s bizarre train of thought.

“Stranger things have happened. I once saw a butterfly turn back into a caterpillar.”

“That’s impossible.”

“One might think so, but that caterpillar would beg to differ.” Allen pointed to Jack’s shoulder. Sure enough, a beautiful orange caterpillar covered with spiky blue hairs was crawling on Jack’s shirt where the butterfly had been.

“There is something odd about this place,” said Jack.

“Whatever do you mean?”

“Something doesn’t add up.”

“Try adding down. That is how I do it. I think you will be more likely to get a correct answer.”

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