Once Upon A Time, there was a little boy named Jackson with bright red hair. He lived deep in the King’s Forest in house that was built inside a huge oak tree. His mother Joanna made potions for King Kronan, who lived far away in Grey Stone Castle next to The Lazy River.
Joanna and Jackson would walk through the forest gathering herbs and plants and honey for the magic potions Joanna made for the king. They were never afraid in the forest since the giant wolf Oakley always came with them.
Oakley was a good wolf but he was too jumpy to be part of a pack. The other wolves had thrown Oakley out and told him he had to live with humans until he learned to calm down. So Oakley came to live with Jackson and Joanna. He loved being with them, but he never did learn to calm down. Whenever Joanna and Jackson walked through the forest, Oakley would run full speed in through the forest, jumping and wagging his tail.
Now in the King’s Forest lived a Magic Bunny named Sunshine. He wanted so much to play with Jackson and Joanna and to taste all the good plants they were gathering. But Sunshine was afraid of being eaten by the Wolf Oakley, so he stayed hidden under bushes whenever Joanna and Jackson and Oakley would pass by.
Although Joanna made potions for the King, she almost never went to the castle. She would mix up her potions in the big oak house and then wrap them in a small leather bag. Joanna would tie the bag to Oakley and the wolf would run full speed all the way to Grey Stone Castle to deliver the potions to the king. Oakley loved running to the castle, but even with his great speed, it would take him one day to get there and another full day to get back.
So Jackson, Joanna and Oakley lived happily in the King’s forest until one day something terrible happened. A witch had poisoned good King King Kronan and it looked as if he might die. Soldiers came to Joanna’s oak house in the forest and told her that she was the only one with the knowledge to save the king.
Joanna did not want to leave Jackson, but the soldiers promised they would guard the house and take care of him. So Joanna packed her bag of potions and rode off on the back of the giant Wolf Oakley to rush to the castle to save the king.
But the evil witch was hiding outside the oak tree house and she put a sleeping spell on everyone inside. The King’s soldiers and Jackson fell into a deep sleep. The witch cackled as she lit the tree on fire.
The only one who saw this was Sunshine the Magic Bunny. Sunshine is magic since he can jump higher than any other bunny in the world.
Sunshine jumped over the witch and all the way in through the second story window of the oak tree house. Then he tugged and jumped on Jackson and the soldiers until they woke up. Sunshine got Jackson into a fire-proof suit and rushed him outside.
The soldiers piled snow on the fire to put it out, but they did not know that that the fire had been caused by a witch. Only Sunshine had seen that. The witch came out of the forest to try and capture Jackson, but Sunshine saw her and jumped all the way up to her head and bit her ugly nose. Then, out of the woods came Barry, the one-antler deer who was a friend of Sunshine the Magic Bunny . Barry saw what was happening and charged to stab the witch with his one antler.
Like all good stories this one has a happy ending.
Joanna saved the king from poison and rode home on the giant wolf Oakley. Joanna was very upset and cried when she found out what had happened. Then she cried more when she found out that Jackson was fine.
Sunshine the magic bunny now lives inside with Joanna and Jackson. The evil witch ran off into the forest. Oakley was accepted back into the wolf pack and every day they search all through the King’s Forest to try to find and eat the evil witch.
Each night dinner time, Sunshine, Joanna and Jackson eat together at the dinner table. Then Jackson lies down on the couch and falls asleep while petting the soft soft fur on Sunshine the Magic Bunny.