This is a really cute children's book by Emily Martin. I've been a longtime fan of her Black Apple website, and have followed her lovely illustrations of the little orphans since I discovered her artwork years ago. Now that my daughter is old enough to read, I decided to buy her this book for us to read together. She was delighted with both the characters and the story, and couldn't wait to begin each new chapter. This is a delightful book and I recommend it to anyone who appreciates a whimsical story and beautifully drawn characters.