by Catherine Gilbert Murdock; illustrated by Ian Schoenherr
What a fine story this is! For who does not want to read about such things? A boy who can talk to animals. A terrifying, perilous journey full of bravery and daring. Knights and bandits and ghosts and thieves. Howling wolves, heroic donkeys, and a bag of bones. Lords, ladies, liars, and riches beyond compare. And mysteries and miracles — of the sort that concern the living and the dead.