This is a review for Jala and the Wolves by Marti Dumas.
I gave this book ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5 stars, I loved it.
Jala is a curious six year old girl. She loves to read, especially about animals, she is always learning new facts about them. Jala knows her mother is magic, her mother always knows what she is thinking and when she is hungry after all! One day she finds a mysterious mirror in her room and she just knows her magic mother put it there. Jala travels into the mirror like Alice and Jala finds a wolf pack on the other side.
This book is perfect for younger readers. The narrative moves well, the language is simple and the story is intriguing. Most children will find something in Jala that is familiar. I don't think there is a child alive who hasn't pretended to be an animal at least once in their life.
I enjoyed this book a lot! Jala is an adorable child. She is special and magical and just grabs your heart strings. Jala reminded me a lot of myself as a child. I have always been a bookwork. I had a special place in my room to curl up with my books and read. I would have loved to find a magic mirror or wardrobe or rabbit hole to take me off on a magical adventure. Coming home at the end and finding my mother making me breakfast would have been the perfect end.
I recommend this book to all lovers of magical adventure. It is short and sweet and tells a great tale.
I received this book through GoodReads First Reads program.