“Jockabeb, come here. I’ve found a door, but it’s stuck and I need your help to open it.” When two young brothers—Archibald and Jockabeb—find an old leather map hidden in the forest just beyond their backyard, they can’t help but sneak out of the house one night to follow its path. So begins the first of the boys’ adventures— a journey that both amazes and frightens them. After a terrifying encounter with supernatural creatures, the boys meet a young Indian brave, Haktu, who shares with them the story of how he was separated from his tribe. The saga leads the two brothers into Haktu’s secret world behind the forest mist and teaches them the power of friendship and loyalty in the face of untold evil.

“In the Forest” is the first book of The Adventures of Archibald and Jockabeb series and introduces the reader to the boys and several characters who play major roles as the series moves along. It should be the first book read in the series, and I strongly recommend reading the series in order as the events in the books occur in chronological order.  ~ Art

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In the Forest is an outstanding book!

I absolutely loved every second of In the Forest and cannot wait to read the rest of the books. I haven’t read anything quite like it!

In the Forest is a great book! It had a lot of details, mystery, neat characters, and suspense.

In the Forest (The Adventures of Archibald & Jockabeb) is a wonderful adventurous tale by Art Collins. Collins’ story is a classic tale of adventure, magic and wonderment, perfect fodder to stoke a young child’s imagination.

In the Forest by Art Collins is a magical tale. An amazing story!

My son read it in 3 days and begged to have the rest of the series.