I particularly loved 'The Story of Oswald Bat' which started in a place of shadows and ended in sunlit poetic beauty. Kind hearted parents will buy this book for their fortunate children, but I hope that it will find its way into schools and public libraries. Children from stressed backgrounds should have the chance to read it. 'The Master Painter', in particular, provides a lifeline for any child feeling lonely and trapped.
'The Crystal Mirror' reminded me of Herman Hesse's book, 'Siddhartha', a book of fables with lasting meaning, a gift to pass down to your children's children.