Author(s): Rollo Armstrong
Aimed at adults and older children, this is a wise and wonderful book about the experience of being a child. It tells the deceptively simple story of a boy called Jack who ran away from home, setting out into the dark world alone. He found himself in a deep forest where a gang of monsters sat, eating fried hamster and having chat. Together they embarked on a magical journey of discovery . . . one that would open Jack's eyes to his parents' real feelings. Alongside the story are inspirational sayings that add depth and insight, giving an adult's view of joys and pain of childhood . This is a beautifully illustrated and designed book that will make an irresistible self purchase as well as the perfect gift. It will appeal to the adults and children who love Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic The Little Prince, as well as those who like the challenging stories in Tim Burton's The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy.