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Forbidden Forests

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Forbidden Places in Children's Fiction 


The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse by Brian Farrey

  • Pub Date: 2016
  • Grades 4-6 interest 
  • Diversity: POC main character
  • See also: Unusual Princesses 
  • Aon and Jeniah agree to explore the Dreadwillow Carse despite all the warnings against it. 


The Thickety: A Path Begins by J. A. White

  • Pub Date: 2014
  • Grades 5-8 interest
  • Kara discovers a magic book in the Thickety and learns to do magic from it even though magic is forbidden in her village. 


Wildwood by Colin Meloy

  • Pub Date: 2011
  • Grades 4-7 interest
  • Prue has to enter into the Impassable Forest to rescue her brother. 


As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds


Missing on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach

  • Pub Date: 2011
  • Grades 4-6 interest
  • See also: Research 
  • Henry, Simon, and Jack are warned to stay away from Superstition Mountain. 


The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh


Forest of Wonders by Linda Sue Park

  • Pub Date: 2016
  • Grades 4-6 interest
  • See also: Animals, Extended family 
  • The forest of Wonders is not exactly "forbidden" but most people stay away except apothecaries like Raffa and his family.


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