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“This book’s genuine sweetness will easily win over readers.” —Starred, Publishers Weekly
“Lucas uses color effectively to reflect the protagonist’s emotions, with black and whites giving way to color washes.”—School Library Journal
“Lucas, a master at quirky and imaginative premises, gives us one of his finest books in this touching, perfectly simple tale about true devotion.” —Rocky Mountain News “This is an adorable book!” —Sacramento Book Review“Readers own hearts will soar after reading this story of true devotion.” —Rocky Mountain News“Lucas produces his most meditative work to date . . . A quiet beauty permeates this old-fashioned story.” —Kirkus Reviews“Colorful, folk-art birds on the endpapers draw readers into this fairy-tale-like story.” —Booklist
DAVID LUCAS studied illustration at the Royal College of Art in London, England. He has written and illustrated several picture books, including Halibut Jackson, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. He lives in London.