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5.0 out of 5 stars
Dark and Deeply Moving, 10 Jun. 2006
I stumbled upon this book whilst working one day in the children's dept of our store. It's like no picture book I've read before. The theme is ostensibly adult and the illustrations striking and sinister.
Like many other reviewers here, I find myself drawn back to it again and again - not only for the vivid images, but also for the breathlessness I feel at the rapid escallation of the horrors visited on the native creatures by the colonisers.
I'm not sure what age of child I would recommend this for, but it has the power to make one weep for the evil done in the name of progress.