The Movement: A Children’s Story for Grown-ups

“We were made… then we were left.” – The Other

The Movement: A Children’s Story for Grown-ups is the tale of a little clockwork man and his search for the Maker and the cruel joke. Told by the narrator in a ‘sitting around the fireplace enjoying a warm cup of cocoa’ sort of way, the reader embarks on a journey through a wondrous land inhabited by wondrous creatures. Yet, the reader soon discovers that the wonder of these creatures is blanketed in a thick comforter of despair brought on by the cruelty of the joke.
Curl up in a comfy chair, dear Reader – cocoa and cookies at the ready – and embark on this whimsical tale of discovery. And – if I may dare to speak? – who knows what you may discover…

For the child in all of us
– D

Compared to:
C.S. Lewis – The Chronicles of Narnia
Lewis Carroll – Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
John Bunyan – Pilgrim’s Progress
‘The Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Disney’

Audio Samples
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6

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Off the Toy Shelf and Into the Fire
This book was truly Inspired. You know the story but you haven’t heard it this way before. When you come to it with the perspective of a child, it makes more sense. If you ever wondered what would happen if C.S. Lewis met Lewis Carroll, or even if you haven’t, then you’ll want to pick up this book.

Whimsical and Wonderful!
This book is whimsical and wonderful! It brought out my ‘inner child’; the wonderment, excitement and imagination that has been tucked away. Although written in a childlike format, the underlying lesson is one we all need to hear [and share].

Great little book!
This was a very thought-provoking little book. I read it in one sitting, it is short and kept me turning the pages. It was fun to read, written like a children’s book but with a much deeper meaning underneath. Buy it, and share it with friends!

Warm and whimsical and surprisingly deep!
The author takes you on a journey that feels comfortable and enjoyable and then you begin to realize that there is a much deeper meaning. You end this book wanting more and now there is a continuation available!: The Movement: Concluded: The Completed Anthology. I bought the paperback first and then got my Kindle so have it in both formats. I highly recommend you get it and draw your own conclusion about the deeper meaning!

Creative Wording and Comfy Narration
I like this author’s creative approach to wording! “As clear and voicy as a voice could sound – a sort of low, gravelly voice, with too much hiss and not enough purr.” (Chapter 13) The conversational narration style makes you feel comfortable and at home in the book.

The Movement
The Movement is well written and draws you along as if you need to keep following. It’s like getting caught in an extremely strong undertow. You will survive.

The Movement – A Review
I immediately embraced the narrator because of his affection, warmth, and the use of dear Reader. It feels almost like your grandfather is telling you the story.  The strongest line and I believe to be the best is ‘I am here.’ It means so much more than the three little words that it is.

The Movement – A Review
Great job capturing the essence of a trusted, paternalistic story teller, full of foibles and interesting ways of relating the story. I like the narrator’s indirect way of telling the story. The narrator wants accuracy, but his kind of accuracy is not in measurement nor science, but just the right kind of comparison. The narrator keeps me interested by letting out little important details at a careful rate. It’s important for the narrator to relate the story and for us as readers to understand it correctly, but a part of that entails little fun clarifications.
The story piques our interest and keeps our interest by maintaining the mystery and we grow to trust the narrator and be comfortable with his voice. It’s an inviting voice; non-threatening. And the narrator speaks directly to us: “Dear Reader…” which develops a relationship.
I’m interested to know if the narrator has a direct role in the story as well. If the narrator will play a direct role and thus is relating the story of what happened and how he was involved. Or, if it is the reader telling us the story because he/she wishes for us to learn something valuable.
Either way, good voice and interesting to read. Good feeling all the way through reading it. Good job.

About Dave Burns

"Writing is dreaming with your eyes open." - Dave Burns Available Books and Works: The Movement: A Children's Story for Grown-ups The Movement: Revisited Edem's Flight The Movement: Concluded - The Completed Anthology Pieces of Me a million little gods: the clearwater chronicles UnApologetic Uncarved: The Literature and Arts Magazine Volume 1 Uncarved: The Literature and Arts Magazine Volume 2 Uncarved: The Literature and Arts Magazine Volume 3 For a complete list of books and works, visit the author @ or
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