Welcome to the enchanted world of Magic Woods! 

Click the links below to hear the podcasts or order the books!  

This comprehensive guide contains hundreds of entries covering all the characters, places, events, and themes that are mentioned or alluded to in the Magic Woods series. It also features more than thirty full-color maps and a detailed chronology of the history of that world.

For readers of all ages, this is the perfect guide to the enchanted world of Magic Woods! 

Hello! My name is George Patrick Leal. I'm a father, storyteller, and teacher from Vermont. Over the past twenty-five years I've told hundreds of stories to hundreds of children. I'm always amazed at how raptly students listen to told-aloud stories. It's as if storytelling is something they need... as essential as water, or zinc, or sunshine.

And who knows? Maybe storytelling IS essential. Humans have always told tales and created pictures in their heads. Maybe that is what children need in this modern, screen-obsessed world: the opportunity to create their own mental images. Indeed, they often use visual language when they ask me to retell a tale--"Mr. Leal, can we SEE that story again?" 

The "Magic Woods" stories have always been among the most popular of my tales. And now you (and the important children in your life!) can experience them yourself--either by listening online (the "Magic Woods" podcast) or by reading the books.

I hope you enjoy the journey!

All best,

George Patrick Leal