This enchanting tale is at once a beautifully rendered narrative of childhood loss and a powerfully simple fable about the necessity of imagination. Pobby and Dingan are Kellyanne Williamson’s best friends, maybe her only friends, and only she can see them. Kellyanne’s brother, Ashmol, can’t see them and doesn’t believe they exist anywhere but in Kellyanne’s immature imagination. Only when Pobby and Dingan disappear and Kellyanne becomes heartsick over their loss does Ashmol realize that not only must he believe in Pobby and Dingan, he must convince others to believe in them, too. From the Trade Paperback edition.
kirriemummyI just loved this. It was small, perfectly formed, and had so much swimming beneath the surface- questions of tolerance, family, love, grief. If I was in charge I would put it on every high school reading list, perhaps as a companion to to kill a mockingbird.2y