The Cats of Tanglewood Forest is a wonderful tale of magic and youth. The tale will appeal to younger readers, and is accompanied with beautiful illustrations by Charles Vess. The novel has almost a folksy feel, and is narrated beautifully. The story evokes a timeless feel that draws readers in and entrances them. One of the novel’s finest points are its strong but simple characters. The protagonist is likeable and strong, but one of my favorite characters was T.H. Reynolds, and I was sad not to see a bit more of him. Now, some adults might wish the novel had a bit more depth, but its important to remember that this is not a novel for adults, it’s for young readers who will love and relate to the themes and magic of The Cats of Tanglewood Forest.
Violence/Gore: A character throws a spider at another character and causes them to fall. Characters are bitten by a snake and die; characters talk about instances where somebody ate someone else.
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