‘The Magical Wood’ is set in a beautiful wood with a river wandering through. One cold and stormy day a terrible storm blew. The next day the tree family woke to find that Strongest Tree had fallen to the woodland floor and had sadly died. How would the tree family survive the seasons without the strength of Strongest Tree? Throughout each season the tree family are visited by a new animal, offering advice and support to the trees. The story reflects the stages of grief by using the seasons, giving hope to the reader that things will be better in time, and that the river (life) will always flow. This is a story about loss, friendship, kindness and hope.
A proceed from every copy sold will be donated to children's bereavement charity, Winston's Wish.
‘What a special book this is. To have something with such an important message that will help children to make sense of their grief is invaluable. I am sure this story will both open up the conversation and offer comfort to children affected by bereavement. Truly a lovely story.’ Sarah Turner, The Unmumsy Mum
'The Magical Wood is a truly remarkable book. It interprets death and bereavement for a child at a time when their world is terrifying and confusing. Bereavement can be deafeningly silent and incredibly lonely. Mark’s calm, gentle, yet powerful words will help open up their world, to one of hope and support. Give them a voice when they struggling to find one.
This book should be on every shelf where children are.’ Caro and Will Greenwood MBE