When hope, and a little help from Artemis Argyle's yarn, give Elsie the ability to create Purl, the dog of her dreams, the surprises only begin. Her once quiet life takes on a momentum with hilarious twists and turns. Significant unraveling occurs at one point! With cleverness, wit and fortitude Elsie, Purl, and newfound friends bring the story to a (fuzzy) warm-hearted conclusion.
Helmer infuses her story with frequent poetic references to the natural world.
She stretches and bends a common truth about ordinary things, and makes us believe in the mysteries that could happen. This was a delight to read.