Annotations for Into the Forest


Baker & Taylor
After his father seems to disappear, a boy takes a cake to his ill grandmother, traveling through the forest in a journey reminiscent of the story of Little Red Riding Hood.

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Baker & Taylor
After veering off the main path while walking to his grandmother's house, a young boy ends up in a strange and fantastical world where, in order to get back to where he belongs, must face his fears and venture forth despite some scary moments and innate apprehensions.

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Random House, Inc.
A shortcut through the forest to Grandma's house produces some eerie moments -- and some oddly familiar characters -- in a strikingly illustrated tale about facing fears.

One morning a young boy wakes up to find that Dad is gone. And in this affecting tale from acclaimed picture book artist Anthony Browne, nothing seems quite right after that. When Mom sends the boy to deliver a cake to Grandma, he decides to cut through the forest, a route he's been warned not to take. Soon he's off on a strange, dreamlike journey full of fairy-tale allusions -- a personification of a child's anxiety as reflected in the surreal illustrations of Anthony Browne. It's a haunting place where nothing is quite what it seems, until the boy -- and the reader -- are deeply relieved to arrive at a warm, welcoming homecoming.

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