a moving story for children and grown-ups
This story gets me weeping inside just thinking about it. Whenever I read it to my two little children I choke up.
This simple tale is about childhood adventure but also about growing up and having to leave behind a part of our childhood. Perhaps the story touches the piece of us that remembers that sense of loss. It’s victorious also, as it deals with the resolution of loss in adulthood.
This is a children’s book but I think Wise Mr Blake wrote it as much for the grown-ups.
Buy the book for your children. Keep it for you.