Peter: A Darkened Fairytale - William  O'Brien
Peter: A Darkened Fairytale by William O'Brien is a classic children's story straight out of Alice in Wonderland, but with far more imagination and style. Peter is about to get into double digits and is so excited. He visits Mrs Kipple's antique shop and likes a small wooden box. He takes it home and while tinkering with it, opens a secret compartment. He takes out a velvet pouch with curious items in it, one being key. He returns to the shop for his present and is shown an old clock with vivid drawings all over it. Mrs Kipple reminds Peter to take the pouch on his trip as he will need the items in it. With all the eagerness of a birthday boy, Peter slips the key into the keyhole. A door opens and Seebright the bird asks Peter to come in. Peter is swept along on a fantastic journey full of fantastical creatures that defy the imagination. The tale is well told and never lets up. The scary scenes will not frighten children, but make them gasp, giggle and guffaw. All in all, this reader very much enjoyed the ride and didn't want to get off.
A FIVE STAR wonderment for all ages. A must read that will have every kid wanting more.