this book makes me ache in a good way. living in a rural, remote setting, the idea of public transportation is in itself enough to ignite my imagination in this book. we all need cars where my grandsons live and so this book right away becomes a foreign adventure. and what an adventure! with a grandmother who views the world poetically and with a deep sense of humanity. this book embraces the love between generations all the while it also delivers an important message about caring for others beyond our immediate family and to see everyone as an extension of our family. i wish i had had this book in my life when i was a young child.