on December 2, 2009
Iain Lawrence is a magical storyteller, and a magical historian of the recent past. Remembering the "polio summers", I can give this book to my grandkids, and assure them that's exactly what it was like. The 1950s details are impeccably researched, but the books never seems "educational". The characters are believable and so are the giants and gryphons, and I laughed and cried with them all.