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This is a quick read, a children's book. It's longer than a picture book, but shorter than most chapter books. It is a story about Tino who knows that his Aunt can see magical things and he wants to see them too. The problem is that his father doesn't think there's much use in magic. One day, his aunt comes to the city and they are able to share the magic together. After Tino gets sick, he accompanies Aunt Trina to the country and makes the discovery of an huge old tree full of (animal) creature...more
I loved the way the author compared an apartment building to a tree. The main character was able to understand his world by comparing and contrasting the people he lived around to the creatures living in and around a tree. Very cleverly written.
Seredy (Serédy Kató) was a gifted writer and illustrator, born in Hungary, who moved to the United States in 1922. She is best known for The Good Master, written in 1935, and for the Newbery Award winner, The White Stag.More about Kate Seredy...