Jack and the Lost Maze

by Jenny Phillips
Rated 4.8 out of 5

Gentle courage

Rated 5 out of 5
October 29, 2021

A delightful story of a boy’s adventure. He shows true love and faith in what could have been seen as a scary situation. Perfect for my sensitive son.

Amie Beazer

Look to God and he will help

Rated 5 out of 5
May 11, 2021

Love the storyline and what it teaches. Jack gets lost and looks to God to point him in the right direction.

Petra S.

Faith in God

Rated 5 out of 5
May 14, 2020

My kids were excited to read this one because of their love of mazes. We had to finish it in one sitting because they wanted to know what happened. Such a sweet story. I loved that it included taking the time to feel the emotions you have and then turning to God for help. I loved how it mentions that sometimes prayers aren’t answered the way we think they could be and then shows the way Jack’s prayer was answered. Such a refreshing read! My kids really enjoyed this one!


Mazes are a family favorite

Rated 4 out of 5
December 20, 2021

My children both liked the maze aspect of the story. They love playing in the hedgerow maze found in Disney World’s Epcot, and every autumn they create their own maze with Daddy using fallen leaves on the lawn. As soon as they read about Jack finding a maze, their faces lit up. They also enjoyed trying to anticipate what was going to happen next, and ultimately learning if their guesses were correct.

J. (3 stars) didn’t like that Jack disobeyed his mother and went in the dangerous part. He liked how they made the maze safe and pointed arrows where to go.

C. (4 stars) thought the maze was cool. She liked how Jack got out of the maze with help from the owl he brought food to.

Angie Rhodes

Cute, but too difficult

Rated 4 out of 5
May 1, 2021

For my level 1 reader, this was too hard. We will wait to read it again later. It also has no chapters, so it was difficult to find stopping places each day we read out of it.

Melissa W.
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Level 1B

Jack has always been interested in the story about an old, hidden maze in the beautiful, mysterious hills around his home. One day, while tending his flock of sheep, Jack chases a sheep under a bush and finds himself in a lost maze! He cannot find his way out and wonders if he will ever get back home. Jack’s faith in God and his love of music and animals work together in this enchanting tale.

58 pages, hardcover, 5.5″x7″

Blake the Brave, Jack and the Lost Maze, A Crown for Kate, and Jane and the King are part of our Gold Tales Series. These hardcover Level 1 books with whimsical illustrations and uplifting messages are all original publications and can be read in any order.

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