The present that made me think most.
And that made me smilecry.
(‘Made up word.
But you know what it means).
Was a book that I bought for Izobel.
Called ‘The Fate of Fausto’.
The Fate of Fausto.
Here’s the epigraph.
There was once a man who believed he owned everything and set out to survey what was his.
“You are mine,” Fausto said to the flower, the sheep and the mountain, and they bowed before him.
But they were not enough for Fausto, so he conquered a boat and set out to sea…
The story is powerful.
The ending is better.
It is wonderfully illustrated too.
For children from 3 to 100.
Take a closer look: https://www.oliverjeffers.com/the-fate-of-fausto.