13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
A moving, profound story,
This review is from: A Boy and a Jaguar (Hardcover)
I'm a children's librarian. I read a lot of books for kids. And I believe this one is going to prove itself to be quite the standout. It's incredible how deceptively simple it is - this young boy with a stutter has an easier time speaking to animals, obtains greater ease of speech as he grows older, and uses that voice to fulfill a promise to the animals who inspired him. If you're a grown-up who loved "The Man Who Planted Trees" or the essays of Wendell Berry, you should seek this one out for yourself. A beautiful tale that works both literally and metaphorically to emphasize that having a voice is a privilege we should use wisely.