This was a book with very beautiful illustrations, and a lovely poem. The kids were very enthusiastic about the whimsical and somewhat magical nature of this book. Toward the end, though, the poem became became a bit abstract, no, philosophical and even spiritual. Toward the end it definitely felt like it was aimed a bit more at adults than kids. Jane Yolen
is a bit of a hit and miss author for me, but I really thought that her writing and Bagram Ibatoulline's
illustrations blended beautifully for this work. It was full of movement and beauty, and it was a perfect read for blustery autumn weather.