An enchanting book -- recalls the charm of Dew in the Grass and Strong's The Garden. A channel island story, redolent of the ""island magic"" which gives the book its title, and built on the old fairytale pattern of the runaway son who returns in mature years to rescue his family from destruction. In and out and through the story runs the thread of the children's lives and thoughts and growing -- handled with understanding and sympathy and delicacy. A psychological novel of rare beauty and distinction of style. A rewarding book, which your favorite customers will appreciate having called to their attention.