One night, Mark ‘Dodger’ Bishop ventures through a magical doorway that transports him to Storyworld, a strange realm inhabited by characters from fairy tales, myths, and legends. Dodger must team up with the warrior Humpty Dumpty and the alchemist Rumpelstiltskin to complete a series of adventures. Along the way, they encounter a cannibalistic witch, a mad puppeteer, ferocious bounty hunters, and much more. While Dodger conquers these various challenges, he soon begins to conquer his own fears and insecurities as well.
“Dodger’s Doorway” by Alessandro Reale is the perfect book for this Fantasy Lover! I don’t know how many times I’ve dreamed of finding a magical gate to take me to a land full of Fairy Tale characters? How many times I dreamed of actually meeting them and talking to them. I was finally able to do that through this book!
In this story we follow Mark on his journey across Storyworld, while he meets fantastic characters along his way, he is learning about himself and why he is there. He goes through a personal growth that we don’t see often in these kind of books, and I loved it so much more for this.
It reminded me of “The Never-ending Story” which is one of my favorite books and how Mark, like Bastian, found the courage and strength to face their real life issues after the adventures they lived on this magical journey.
Thank you Alessandro for this AMAZING story, I will re-read and treasure this book forever.