"480) luminous watercolors provide a perfect complement to this well-told tale that despite, or perhaps partly because of, its old-fashioned ambience and carefully paced telling, conveys the irrevocability of loss and gives added urgency to the meaning of 'hurry.' (Picture book. 6-9)"
There's an elegiac quality to this gentle tale that takes place in a small town in Iowa on a Thursday afternoon in August of 1916.
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