A simple yet charming tale of how a lonely hunter ended up with a family; and a far from ordinary one. It is full of joy, wonder and innocence (against a subtle background of loss).
I used to check this book out of the library frequently when my son was younger. I think he liked the big pictures and the playful, dreamlike quality of the story. I have read it to him before bed dozens of times at least. So when I saw a copy at the library sale I knew I had to pick it up.
I think most of this very short book just went over my head. I’m not real knowledgeable about his life or the literature and art from which it seems to draw its inspiration. And while I can appreciate it to some degree my overall reaction was “interesting but rather dull.”