"A serene and beautiful fantasy...considering the eerie flight of Thurber's average imaginings, this fairy story is a comparative still-life of beauty and grace. Prose runs back and forth into poetry, and irony is subdued to the gentlest breath of mockery. The book is really written for children and Thurber's dealings with candor and innocence are always on the basis of grave, beautiful simplicity. This is probably one of the many reasons we adults love him in spite of the liberties he takes with our private subconscious."Thurber, James is the author of 'White Deer' with ISBN 9780156962643 and ISBN 0156962640.