Jane Dougherty

Just because this is a book written essentially for children doesn’t mean that the characters are simplistic. One of the best things about this story, in my opinion, is the delving into the complexities of human emotions. Alison Isaac packs such a lot of tenderness into this story about a real disabled boy, dragged into a story that he fears will overwhelm him. The author knows her subject though, and she guides Conor through his adventures with an expert and sensitive hand.