Outstanding, Intermediate, Young Adult, Elijah Wood, Collin Dean, Melanie Lynskey, Mystery, Magic, Fantasy
TV Show Review
Wirt and his brother, Greg, are walking alone in the woods and realize that they are lost. They run into a bluebird, Beatrice, who offers to help, but are overtaken by The Woodsman, who takes them to his home. He tells them that as soon as he gets back, he will try to lead them home while avoiding The Beast. After wondering off, they encounter a large wild dog who attacks them for Wirt's candy. The monster dog falls into the water wheel of the mill and a black turtle is squeezed out of its stomach. The monster turns into a regular dog after spitting up the turtle and wanders off. The Woodsman returns to find his mill in shambles from the monster's attack. He sends the boys on their way up the path.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Over the Garden Wall: The Old Grist Mill,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 38:
11, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol38/iss11/3