Into the Unknown by Sofia Jarlo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Into the Unknown is a 96 page, children's folk tale novella by Sofia Jarlo. The first in the Below the Earth series, Into the Unknown is the story of Ellie, a human girl who finds herself in a mystical land of tiny people, magic and kingdoms called the Underworld. Fearing the Evil One, the citizens of the Underworld are in danger and only Ellie can save them.
Young readers will love everything about this. It is full of the best things found in children's literature; magic, adventure, and lessons in friendship, kindness, bravery, and hope. Light-hearted and funny, there is no shortage of excitement and humor in this plot. The illustrations by Katarina Vintrafors are spellbinding and bring that extra bit of pizazz to Into the Unknown. I have a dozen youngsters in mind who will be introduced to Ellie, Mischa and the Underworld very soon.
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