Lucy and the Tunnel

Children - Adventure
45 Pages
Reviewed on 02/22/2018
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Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite

Lucy and the Tunnel is a children’s book written and illustrated by J.S. Rumble. Held hostage at a wake after her Aunt Bessie’s funeral, eleven-year-old Lucy tries to think of a way to save her family from Clarinda – a gun-toting distant relative who demands that the inheritance in Aunt Bessie’s will be hers. While preparing a special beverage for Clarinda, Lucy trips and falls into a long tunnel which seemingly never ends. Guarded by a bee named Dandelion, Lucy makes her way through the tunnel’s many doors, each carrying with it a unique adventure as she desperately tries to get back to her parents and save them from the deranged Clarinda before it is too late.

Having read stories by J.S. Rumble in the past, I expected something truly special when choosing Lucy and the Tunnel, and I was not disappointed. The fantasy world within the tunnel is just what any child would delight in reading, with doors of different shapes, sizes, features and opening into wild adventures – all of which Lucy will have to survive in order to return and try the next door. The addition of the odd-looking bee, Dandelion, and the strange tunnel almost reminded me of Lewis Carroll’s tale about another young girl who falls down a rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland. I realized that I could not stop smiling as J.S. Rumble’s story maintained a high entertainment value, causing me to cheer Lucy on until the very end. The last time I’d had this type of reaction was when reading about a certain zombie baker. Lucy and the Tunnel is filled with adventure, humor, drama, thrills and spills and I highly recommend it to be read by children aged 7-15 years of age, so that they can find themselves also smiling as the words transform into pictures of wonderful mental imagery.