After his parents are killed, George, the Orphan Crow, starts a new life among the lively creatures of Blossom Valley and the enchanting butterflies that live there. But all is not as it seems...
an evil ladybird, envious of the butterflies beauty lures them to a remote place with a wicked plan in mind. George becomes suspicious and flies out looking for them. But is he too late? Has the wicked ladybird already put her plan into action? This Original, intriguing story is mainly told by the colourful characters that make up the community and will fascinate readers of all ages.
Author: Helen Fox
Audience: ages 9+
The start of this story begins with George losing his mum and dad. The way his parents die fits well with the setting of the story which I feel gives a connection. When I'm reading I always like to feel some connection of truth or feeling of yeah that could happen. As with all woodland based stories there is an owl who is always there to help (will there ever be a villain owl) and he tells George of Blossom Valley. George arrives at Blossom Valley and everything is amazing but then there is this ladybird who is the bad guy. When I write these reviews I never like to say to much about the story as what is the point of me telling you about it if you want to read it?
The story is short and I finished it in two days, I would have finished it in one but I have kids and barely any spare time so this was a reading in bed mission for me. I feel this could of been two stories if I'm honest, the story of George becoming an Orphan and then the story of George going to Blossom Valley. I found because George became an Orphan so quickly and I hadn't read about his life with his family that it didn't feel like he was an Orphan (I hope that make's sense to you). I wanted to know about his life with his mum and dad and have some kind of emotional connection with him. The story of Blossom Valley I though was good.
My sister also read this she is 11 and here is what she had to say about it. I wouldn't of picked this book up because the front cover looked to adult and like something I wouldn't like. I think it would of been nice to have a drawn cover (she did draw one but I can't share that because it was rubbish). I did like the book but some of the names I didn't know how to pronounce so I just gave them different names, George was easy though. I liked how I could picture what everything looked liked and I wish that I could visit Blossom Valley because I think it would be a nice place to go. I liked how all the animals and insects were sort of a family.