344E: Childhood Picture Book about Boy in Forest

There is a book that absolutely transported me as a child. It was in the late 90’s that I read it (’97-’99). It was a picture book about a boy that enters a deep dark forest and encounters strange creatures in the trees. It was a rather eerie book and left me with a sense of mystery and awe. My friend from a conservative family read it too and he said it was demonic, if that tells you anything hahah! So it definitely had a dark, ominous tone. I don’t recall anything else, except that it had a lot of dark green.

Thanks so much for your help! I have been searching for this book my entire adult life. It would mean the world to me if you found it.

9 thoughts on “344E: Childhood Picture Book about Boy in Forest

  1. The description sounds a bit like The Garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg. Eerie pencil illustrations – the book is very gray and green. The only strange animals though are topiary forms.

  2. Ah, no, I don’t think that’s the one, unfortunately. 🙁 Different art style I believe. A lot more dark green.

    But similar themes! Enchanted forest, strange magical creatures…

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