I literally can't remember when I fell this hard for a picture book. It is simply perfect.
Marilyn Nelson's lovely, rythmic, almost prayerful prose is masterfully illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering. I cannot say enough about how emotive and detailed the illustrations are. Most pages are worthy of framing.
This is a great story for 7-10 year olds. It is a wonderful story for any adult.
Do not miss.