Parents' Guide to

The Gift of Dark Hollow: Longburrow, Book 2

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Magical gifts help brave rabbits in exciting sequel.

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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Riveting Read Aloud Adventure!

While we have had to "tone down" some of the graphic descriptions of some of the battle scenes in this book for our 8&10 year olds, it has been a page turner for family read aloud time. The characters have depth and there are great strong women messages for my boys to hear. It has been a great series to read together and we're already onto the follow up series (Uki) that is not yet reviewed here- also great!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The saga of young rabbit brat-turned-hero Podkin continues with lots to keep young readers enthralled, including epic battles, brave deeds, scary monsters, helpful magic, and sweet humor. Along the way, there's a lot of sadness, loss, and heroic sacrifice, as not all characters survive the evil Gorm, but that often inspires more courage in the youthful heroes.

As The Gift of Dark Hollow unfolds, readers can take heart from the parallel plot thread involving the young protagonists as much older rabbits -- much of which is devoted to insightful lessons on storytelling from the old bard to his hopeful protégé. David Wyatt's detailed illustrations make the brave young heroes and scary villains all the more relatable.

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