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5.0 out of 5 stars
a brilliant heroine!, 5 Jan. 2008
The language is gorgeous (the Twelve Days of Christmas plus some Roald Dahl); the illustrations bear looking at more than once (what's really there and what's pure imagination-scape?); the story is fun and simple enough for my 3-year-old to follow but doesn't bore me rigid.
But what I really love is Emily Brown: practical, spunky, imaginative and forthright. The best girl hero of a book for this age group I've seen, and there's no big point made of it, either.