Lauren Wolk's writing alone makes this a must read. After loving Wolf Hollow so much, I approached her new book cautiously as I felt there was no way it would compare. Let go of that worry. This is a lovely book with characters that instantly grab you, a story that keeps the pages turning, and writing that wows me. This is a quiet book, and I say that as encouragement to pick it up and read it as that aspect allows the reader to experience the beauty of the words washing over you. This is a keeper, a terrific read-a-loud, and something I, as an adult, will read again and will put in the hands of kids who will love it, too.