Walter and the Winter Goblin

Kids’ historical fantasy web book for ages 10+

Walter and the Winter Goblin

This kids’ historical fantasy web book tells the story of Walter Podevin, page to Good King Wenceslas. Walter has never seen the Forest up close. He’s heard the stories of course—of the Hazel Thicket, the First Holly, the Kind and Wicked Peoples. But he’s never seen a gnome, or an ogre, or a faun.

He doesn’t know there’s a fortress at the heart of the Forest, or that goblins once lived there and served the creature who built it: a creature from the Old Dark—the time before there was Christmas. And he certainly doesn’t know the creature has returned.

kids' historical fantasy web book Walter and the Winter Goblin

Walter’s mind is on other things: his first Christmas season as page to the king, and the new sword his parents gave him for a present.

But Walter never guessed his new life would mean faerie councils or goblin bonfires or torch-lit battles in the snow. No one, that is, except maybe the king himself…

Teachers and homeschoolers will love Walter

Walter and the Winter Goblin is fun to read. Plus, it provides a platform for lessons about European history and folklore. In addition, it explores the cultural historical themes found in popular Christmas carols.

Parents will love Walter

This kids’ historical fantasy web book has a wholesome fun plot, clear descriptive writing, and portrayals of integrity and honor in the face of fear and danger.

  • Loyalty and friendship
  • Bravery and perseverence
  • Self reliance and the quest adventure

Fans of historical fiction will love Walter

Walter and the Winter Goblin combines fantasy and fiction with elements of actual history, European cultural themes and folklore. It also uses documented historical events and people as a basis for its fictional and fantasy themes.

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