The Mystical Beast by Alison Farthing, Scholastic paperback printing, TX4094, 1977, 123 pages. Illustrated by Anne Mieke.
DESCRIPTION: “Sara and Henry were carried swiftly downward. Suddenly, between the bare black branches of the trees, the sky was filled with glittering stars.
‘The sun was shining at home,’ Henry said slowly. ‘Do you think we are really on the Other Side?’ His voice sounded very loud in the dark, silent forest. Something to be waiting, holding its breath, watching them with a hundred eyes.” (from the back cover)