A Very Brave Night

By: Annelouise Mahoney

Published: April 1, 2021

Publisher: Two Lions


Julius and Macy are the best of friends. They go out at night to play in the forest. After a night of playing, they were hungry for a snack but found their wagon of snacks empty. So, they set out on a mission to find the Night Goblin that stole their snacks. Even though the two of them are scared, they encourage each other to be brave. But, the Night Goblin may not be as scary as they thought.

Julius and Macy are the sweetest of friends and they are also adorable. The illustrations of the animals in the forest are just the cutest. Since this is a nighttime story, the colors are muted in soft pastels and the whole book is just gorgeous.

I loved how Julius and Macy encourage and support each other. When one is scared the other steps up. When the Night Goblin is revealed, their reaction will remind kids to be kind and welcoming to new kids they might meet.

Check out this fun book trailer for the book:


Five lucky winners will each receive three fabulous books celebrating the art of making and keeping friends, including Julius and Macy: A Very Brave Night, courtesy of Two Lions. Details and the entry form can be found here (US addresses only).

This giveaway is sponsored by the publisher. Winners will be contacted by the publisher. I am not responsible for undelivered items. The giveaway ends 5/1/21.

Annelouise Mahoney has worked in animation for DreamWorks, DIC Animation, Sony, and Saban Entertainment. She has also worked as a colorist for Marvel and Image Comics on such series as Uncanny X-Men, Generation X, and others. This is her first picture book, and it was inspired by the depths of her daughters’ friendships and the many ways they are brave, especially with someone on their side. She loves to explore the forest, can’t resist a cave, and has a lot of love for all those named Julius in her life. Annelouise lives in Southern California with her family. Learn more about her at www.woodlandabbey.com.

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