Haunting and surreal, this fantasy tale for young readers follows four siblings on a melancholy trip to visit their ailing mother. On the way, they stop to gather flowers; they enter into a mysterious palace that threatens to hold them there forever. The youngest among them—a determined girl—bargains for their freedom, walking a dangerous line whose implications her mother later recognizes in her eyes. Photorealistic and dazzling, the illustrations capture the fine details of spaces both real and imagined in precise, lasting terms.
Michelle Anne Schingler
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