Neither sentimental nor cynical, this narrative holds the most delicate aspects of family life gently and openly for readers to immerse themselves.

Booklist Magazine

A book like a tone poem, exactly fitting Shelley’s words: ‘a nightingale who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.’ The painting and drawing from panel to panel, page to page, is lovely, light and lyrical, while the subject is love, loss, and death and the mixed emotions each one of those summons. Vanistendael is particularly effective in pinpointing the naïve, touching way that children attempt to cope with something as irremediable as the idea of the death of a loved one.

David Small