I think everything I would have said, has been said, except for one thing. It is plain to see that Maria Housden's children were/are both exceptionally gifted children.
Little Hannah was extraordinarily verbal, and good at putting her feelings into words at a very young age. She was a loving child with a keen sense of humor, lots of good healthy spunk, and an excellent and sensitive intelligence.
By the time three year old Hannah nears her dying, I find myself loving her as though I had known her all her life, and grieving myself. That is how well her mother lets us be acquainted with her daughter. And that is a tremendous gift.
I would think that this book would be very comforting, and also very informative for anyone whose child has terminal cancer.
As for everyone else in the world - this book lets us look in a precious quiet peek-hole to the life, hilarity, imagination, and laughter of a fascinating, precocious little girl. Thank you, Maria! May God bless you and yours.