Children’s Book Review: The Secret Lake

by Karen Inglis, and read by the author

  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-29-19
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Well Said Press

An Audiobook review by Jackie Houchin

What a sweet story of adventures in time travel through a hidden cave and across a secret lake, with no sci-fi mechanical devises used.

Stella and her younger brother Tom, are curious about why their neighbor’s dog keeps disappearing and reappearing dripping wet and determine to solve the mystery. With the help of some very unusual animals, they discover a cave-like wormhole into a place one hundred years before. They meet children who lived in their present-day house long ago.

While there, Stella and Tom help to right a wrong involving a boy who is hunted as a thief, and then barely make it back home before the “entrance” closes. While they were there, they left some present-day items.  Back at home, it is really cool to see how these are returned 100 years later.

It reminded me a lot of The Secret Garden and even Alice Through the Looking Glass, but with no fantastical characters.

It’s a grand story for kids to read and dream of how it would be to find such a secret place themselves. It also teaches kids not to pre-judge others, and to love and respect elderly people.

It is beautifully read by the author.

41/2 stars.

 

 

 

 

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