Emily Feather and the Enchanted Door
By Holly Webb
An Enchanted door, fairies and a child who feels she does not belong. What a great mixture for a children’s book!
When I was book buying I was taken by the beautiful covers of the Emily Feather books, and I loved the idea of an enchanted house. It has taken me a while, but I have finally gotten around to reading the first book in this series, and the book completely negates the old adage ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’ as this book was well worth the read.
Emily is ten years old and she lives with her rather bohemian family in a cool old house. The only problem is that Emily feels like she does not quite belong with her family, a feeling most children have, but in Emily’s case the reason why she feels this way turns out to be a great surprise.
Holly Webb has managed to mix fantasy with reality in this beautiful tale of a girl finding out where she belongs. She has also invented a house that I am sure every reader would love to visit, complete with Emily’s attic room with a window seat looking out to the world, a garden with mysterious paths and a dog who guards it all.
I loved this book, as you can tell, and what is even better is that there are currently three other books in the series for me to indulge my inner girl. This series confirms Holly Webb as a master children’s story teller.