Yes-this book is not written by the original author of the Brambly Hedge series. The purists may hate that, but it is still a charming story. I love the original series, but this book is designed better in two ways. One is that the illustrations are larger, so all of those wonderful details can be seen better from afar. Secondly, the wording is more concise. These two differences make this book more accessable for both younger children and storytelling groups. I hope that the originals will be republished in a larger format, like this one, someday.