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An intriguing allegorical children's classic that takes place in the enchanted city where you will enjoy the wonderful experience of God's great deliverance. I would place this treasure on an equal with The Chronicles of Narnia. Twelve stories centering on the adventures of two orphaned brothers who escape a polluted city ruled by an evil enchanter to seek their exiled king in the place where trees grow.
~ The Enchanted City:
Scarboy and his brother Little Child escape from the Enchanted City and find Great Park, where they are welcomed by Caretaker and Mercie.
~ The Orphan Keeper's Assistant:
He travels to the Great Park to hunt escaped orphans and outcasts and bring them back to the Enchanted City, but as an outcast herself discovers that the Kingdom is also for her.
~ The Apprentice Juggler:
The Apprentice Jugger follows the advice of a beggar, who is actually the King Himself, and discovers that when he follows the rhythm of inner timing approved by the King, he finds his own place in the Kingdom.
~ The Faithless Ranger:
Hero discovers that not all who say the King's Name are true rangers, but only those who do the King's will, as a Ranger who sets fire to the Great Park is banished to the Enchanted City.
~ A Girl Named Dirty:
The King Himself helps a filthy girl who lived with pigs to become Cleone, the clean one.
~ Hero's Quest: The King gives Hero a quest to face his greatest enemy, which he discovers is his own fear.
~ The Baker Who Loved Bread:
The King's Baker who withholds bread from the orphans and outcasts discovers that by so doing he actually harms the King.
~ Sighting Day:
The children of the Kingdom play a wonderful game of seek-the-King, and Hero finds that believing comes before seeing.
~ Two Noisy Knights:
Farsighted Sir Bumpkin and shortsighted Sir Pumpkin learn that the kingdom is not about noise, but power, and that they are to be content with their own place in the Kingdom.
~ Princess Amanda and the Dragon:
When Princess Amanda loves a forbidden dragon and keeps it as a pet, she is in danger of losing and betraying the Kingdom.
~ Fire in the Forest:
Amanda's weakness leads to fire in Great Park, which can be quenched only by the greater power of the King.
~ Trial By Fire:
Despite her crimes, Amanda is received again by the King as a princess, and Hero is commissioned to be a King's man to live in Enchanted City and help restore the Kingdom.