Ebba, The First Easter Hare, is well-written for young kids under 12, and a great read just in time for Easter. The chapters are in third-person with interludes of the character’s thoughts in italics.

The story starts off with the introduction to the King of Hares, Stern, and how his empire is in darkness. The author then introduces the main characters, Atta and Hulde. Soon Ebba is born into the dark realm of King Stern. Ebba decides to go on a mission, after she comes across an abandoned bird’s nest. Meanwhile Atta has gone away in search of a Promised Land where the sun shines and where the King’s darkness cannot reach.

I would have liked to see a more proper conclusion to the story; What happens to Hulde? Does Atta return? Where is the Mother Hen? And so on. However, this was a quick and cute read. (Continues to cheer for Ebba even after the book ended).

Overall: 3 out of 5 stars

**I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review**

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