The Singing Hill Author:Meindert DeJong "The little hills rejoice on every side...they shout for joy; they also sing." Ray's mother murmurs the words of the Psalm with awe and wonder as she and Ray gaze at the autumn hills surrounding their new home. But more deeply than nature's beauty, six-year-old Ray feels his childhood's loneliness. His brother and sister are busy at school, his ... more »father is often away on business trips, and his mother is caught up in never-ending housework.
Then Ray discovers and passionately befriends an old, abandoned horse in a nearby hilltop pasture. When his friend is threatened, the boy is able to rise from the loneliness of the young to the courage of the loving.
Only Meindert DeJong could recreate so cicidly the poignancy and wil gallnary of childhood; and only pictures by Maurice Sendak could add even more to this luminous story.
Personal Note: The copyright date of this book is 1962. This book is a Harper Crest Library Edition.« less