This review is only available in English as there is no german translation of this book anyway.
“The Golden Acorn” by Catherine Cooper is the first book of the series “The adventures of Jack Brenin”:
1. The Golden Acorn
2. Glasruhen Gate
3. Silver Hill
As Catherine Cooper wrote as a comment (see below) there also will be a fourth and fifth book!
It is a series for children, but also adults may like it. At the moment, the book is available on Amazon for free! (already for some months)
As the title of the series “The adventures of Jack Brenin” already says, the book deals with the life of Jack. Jack has been chosen to save the life of a tree. When he found a golden maple leaf, he didn’t know that this will change his life and that he will be betaken into a world full of magic. He gets to know speaking birds, watch-keeping rats, and much more.
Usually I am not a big fan of this type of fantasy, but this book is written in such a cute way. It is definitively a children book. It has 366 pages, which is a lot for a children book and no pictures, but there are no scenes of violence and scenes that could be a bit scaring are written in a rather harmless way. But the book can also be read by adults, like me. You just have to be aware of the fact, that the original target group is a bit younger.
Jack Brenin is a really cute boy. I often thought that I would like to hug him. For a lot of children he could be a real hero.
The book is full of suspense and lets the reader escape into another world. I have to deduct one star because it has a few longueurs.