Larkin and the Lightman Review
This book is beautiful in many ways and, in 73 large-fonted pages with occasional pictures, it really packs quite a punch. A family during the Middle Ages is relieved when an infant lives, but heartbroken upon realizing his ears are “broken.” Yet this story follows both familial and spiritual growth as the family develops with one another in the shadow of a grand cathedral. The main plot, of course, is Larkin discovering the Lightman through his father’s own stained glass windows, and it is poignantly told.
I will have my children read this and likely add it to my classroom collection. Really, very beautiful.