An Ogre's Tale

Lyla and Father think they are a happy family, living in their cozy cottage near the woods. But when Mother starts over-eating, neither can stop worrying—and then, Mother disappears. Upset and confused, Lyla is led by an elf to find answers in the woods. In this enchanting, coming of age story, Lyla learns about the dangerous, hidden aspects of being human.

Synopsis
Lyla and Father think they are a happy family, living in their cozy cottage near the woods. But when Mother starts over-eating, neither can stop worrying—and then, Mother disappears. Upset and confused, Lyla is led by an elf to find answers in the woods. In this enchanting, coming of age story, Lyla learns about the dangerous, hidden aspects of being human.
Lilian Oake has been writing fantasy for over ten years with millions of hits on her most popular story, Nahtaia: A Faery's Tale. When not writing, she's wandering the forests of North Carolina with her better half and fellow fantasy author, or binge-watching her beloved Lord of the Rings trilog

A well written and imaginative cautionary tale, appropriate for most all ages. Contains a good moral, but doesn't beat the reader about the head and shoulders over and over with it.

Being a reader that's probably a bit older than the target audience, I found myself wondering more about the world in which this takes place. The characters interact with one another as they should in this world, but there's little to clue in the reader as to why they treat each other as such. I would enjoy learning more about this land and its inhabitants, and will look for more from this author in the future.