A pair of siblings on a dangerous journey. A vicious spirit quickly drawing near. A bedtime story filled with peril and magic, loss and self discovery, set within a dark, fantastical forest. Growing up with frightening tales of the woods around them, Credence and her younger brother Josiah never imagined they would venture far from home. After a sudden tragedy reveals a dark family secret, the children are forced into the strange and deadly forest alone, with nothing but a map and a book of spells to guide them. While seeking the purple house of their aunt, who will either protect or curse them depending on her mood, the siblings must contend with a host of wild and wicked creatures, from bog women to ghostly jesters, cannibal twins and rude pumpkins. Credence and Josiah must keep their hearts strong and their wits quick, lest they fall to any one of a thousand dangers lurking within the trees, or worst of all, into the clutches of the Collector, a malevolent spirit with a connection to their parents, feared above all in the woods-who's developed an obsession with finding them. 📚 Book One of the "Bedtime Story" Series 📚 ✨WATTYS 2021 FANTASY WINNER✨ Content Warning: This story contains violence and mild language.