• "The tender and surprising story is enriched by the scenery of Sussex lanes in summer . . . Briggs places magic in the context of the everyday and moves us"

    The Sunday Times
  • "Puts sentiment, science and imagination comfortably side by side"

  • "A lovely blending of realism with a child's imagination and a magical world"

    The Bookseller
  • "Briggs is on top form once more with this strange and moving story"

    Books for Keeps
  • "A tale of childhood joy and innocence, this has the hallmark of a Brigg's classic, where, for a moment, reality is suspended and imagination takes over"

    Manchester Evening News