S.D. Smith’s epic children’s fantasy, “The Green Ember,” was an exciting, thrilling and exuberant opening book of “The Green Ember” series. The story follows rabbits Heather and Picket Longtreader, who are on their own, far from home, living in a place where those around them consider them to be enemies of The Mended Wood.
The story is full of twists and turns, Smith leads readers through burrows and prairies as the rabbits defend themselves against evil wolves, birds of prey, and traitors in their own midst. It is an engaging story. My oldest (8) loved the first book, while my 4-year-old seemed interested but at times wasn’t able to stay connected with it. I am excited to read the remaining stories in the quartet as well as the prequel, “The Black Star of Kingston.”
The world of fantasy and imagination that Smith creates in his first offering is a wonderful read for kids 3rd grade and older, and even one that their parents would enjoy as well.
I definitely recommend it!