TRAVELS WITH ELLYN
BY FRANCES ELLEN WALSH
This is a fairy tale like no other I have ever read. It has a
lot of sophistication and real life lessons, ones that we can all
take back with us into our lives.
Walsh’s story is about empowerment and self-expression. There
are elements of the magical and mystical woven right into the story.
It is a masterpiece that is not often seen in adventure fairy tales.
Each episode in the book exemplifies a law of the universe. The
story also has a very positive philosophy one that we need to
appropriate into our time and that what we see in others is directly
linked of how you perceive these people and what is contained in
you. This is a great message for the younger person as well, given
our difficult cultural times.
As the reader explores these universes with Ellyn and the
people who travel with her, we can all make similar discoveries
about ourselves. We too can also follow their example and be the
best version of ourselves.
This story can be read by the younger reader and also it can be
enjoyed by the older reader. There is so much to take in between the
pages of this wonderful story. The pages of the book are also filled
with stunning artwork from John S. Atkinson. These pieces of artwork
will move the reader to a place of thought and reflection.
I really enjoyed the metaphysical overtones in the story being
a philosopher. I will definitely recommend this book to people in
my immediate reading circle of friends.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth