"The Old Man of Lochnagar" is a deliciously whimsical tale. The opening line puts one immediately in the right frame of mind: "Not long ago, when children were even smaller and people had especially hairy knees, there lived an old man of Locnagar." As you can judge from that sentence, the book was meant to be read aloud - even if you are the only one at home to hear the reading. There are some "children's books" which we should reread every now and then, no matter how old we get. "The Old Man of Lochnagar" is definitely in that category. Its whimsy is food for the soul. Prince Charles can be proud of having created "The Old Man of Lochnagar." As a half-Australian/half-American whose great grandparents all came from Scotland, I hold this book in a special place in my heart.