Kate DiCamillo's language is eloquent and pulls the reader back to the time and place when the story occurs. It is a wonderful tale that will remind children of the importance of keeping a promise.
The major characters are developed in a manner that allows the reader's imagination to get to know them at their own pace. It is DiCamillo's talent that gives that characters depth without a superfluous word of description.
The ending wraps up the question for Peter but readers may walk away without a feeling of closure for other characters.
This promotional copy was received during BookExpo America 2009 as a free marketing tool by either the publisher or author and was given to many attendees. It was not given to me to review. I did not receive any compensation from the publisher or author for this review.