It's a terrific read that will linger in your mind.
Two more recent reads -- children's books, courtesy of my nostalgic book-pushing friends on Facebook. HALF-MAGIC involves the discovery of a magic talisman that grants half of any wish. Great fun!
And I am reminded that most of the best books where children are swept up in an adventure take place when the parents or guardians are absent or otherwise, preoccupied -- another argument against the helicopter style of parenting.
Imagine if Aunt Em and Uncle Henry had been blown to Oz with Dorothy. Or if the Pevensey children's mother had come to Narnia with them. There would have be warnings and naptimes and the adventures would have died before they started.
THE GAMMAGE CUP is a children's book about adults in a fantasy world. It has some really interesting things to say about conformity and individuality -- almost as if it were speaking to adults as well as children.
Yesterday was balmy -- we sat outside on the porch in the afternoon and I went around straightening up all the solar lights that Bob and his leash have knocked over. There's still a fair amount of snow i the shady places but there's a definite feeling that spring may be on it's way.
To which I say HURRAH!