What would happen if you found yourself inside your father’s imagination?
This is the question Connor, Maggie, and Lucy are forced to answer in this adventure story within a story.
After creating a model island in their garage filled with castles, caves, mountains, forests, and villages, their father begins to weave a tale around the intricate craft, introducing a host of brave, mysterious, and wicked characters who protect two different magical trees for which their island is named.
But when their father begins to suffer from mysterious headaches, the children are summoned within the story—within his imagination—by the beautiful and virtuous queen. She informs them that they must confront and conquer a dark power that threatens to rip their father’s imagination apart, and in doing so, gain entry into our world.
The children set out to save their father, journeying across the very island where his story is set. Back home, as his imagination becomes cloudy and distorted, he struggles to see visions of his children and resorts to searching for signs and clues of them on the tiny model.
The Island of Two Trees is a soaring flight of the imagination and a tale that harnesses the power of love between a father and his children.
Book club discussion questions included!
- Brian Kennelly
- TAN Books
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A sweet story
This was very enjoyable and a quick read! It would be appropriate for strong elementary age readers all the way up to an old lady like me! I hope Brian Kennelly has something new in the works!
Perfect for all ages
My 9 year old hates to read, only doing it because he;s forced to. With this book, I haven't heard one peep from him about asking if his 30 minutes are up. He;s loving the adventure story and tells me all about it every day!
My kids love this book
They consistently beg for me to read just one more chapter every time we start reading. Reminds me of Narnia--one of the children is even named Lucy. Fun Catholic twists, like a knight named George and the captain of the ship if Kristoff. We;re enjoying it!
The Island of two trees
I loved this book. Would be an excellent read for a preteen or teenager. All the importance of church and sacraments are there