This is a really great book which takes a novel approach to Grimm's fairy tales. My daughter (8 yrs old), who enjoys spooky stories, took to it like I've never seen her take to any book before.
My son (10 yrs old) who normally doesn't care for even slightly scary stories was also totally hooked.
And despite my best efforts to avoid getting into it, I have to admit I really liked it. My wife did too.
We all really liked it and I've already bought the sequel for us. The story is funny/creepy/exciting and the narration is perfect. Highly recommended.
I bought this classic book (in paper format) many years ago to read to my kids. I started reading it to them twice, but never got far before giving up. To be honest, I wondered what the fuss was about. But then I never got past the first quarter or so of the book.
The nice thing about audible books is, unlike a regular book, it's easier to keep reading than it is to stop. So, I decided to give this book a second chance yesterday when Audible put it on sale. I bought it and listened from start to finish. Wow, I'm sure glad I did.
The story is very original. It tells the tale of a space-travelling child who meets an air-travelling adult. The final three quarters of the book sets out a profound and poignant view of life and does so in such a way that you can never quite decide whether it's aimed at children or adults.
The story is very touching and thought-provoking and a good use of two hours of your life (or your kids’ lives). Highly recommended.