Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Goodbye Family And The Great Mountain by Lorin Morgan-Richards Review

I received an email from the author who wanted to send me a copy of this book, and once I read what it was about, I immediately said yes! This is definitely up my alley, as I love spooky children's books.

This book is about a family of undertakers; the mother Pyridine is a mortician and a witch, the father Otis drives the hearse and their daughter Orphie is a grave digger.
Their neighbors are turning into zombies, and since there are no bodies to bury, they're out of business. They decide to travel to the underworld through the cemetery in their backyard, and discover an evil plot they have to stop.

It reminds me of  The Addams Family and A Series Of Unfortunate Events, with sprinkles of Roald Dahl and a wild west setting. There's plenty of illustrations, the text is semi-big with lots of space, and it's around 250 pages. There are funny quotes like “Dreary afternoon, my progeny”, ''Oh my goth'' and ''For goth's sake''. There are some words that could be difficult for younger children to understand, and of course dark humor and spooky themes. So it really depends on the child, but I think it would be best for older children, and of course anyone who loves stuff like this.


  1. Wonderful! Congratulations, Lorin

  2. That's so wonderful! I was really searching for books like this, I'm so happy I was blessed to find this review! Thank you very much, keep up the good work <3


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