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The illustration on our cover this month is by GeorgeUnderwood. It is from Geoffrey Trease's latest book, Fire in the Wind, published by Pan Macmillan, to whom we are grateful for help in using this illustration. Details of the book are given in our Authorgraph.
The transformation of Floss from family pet to sheep dog unfolds beautifully with Kim Lewis' evocative illustrations and deliberately spare text. This follows Emma's Lamb and my favourite, The Shepherd Boy, with the same warmth, simplicity and total lack of sentimentality. All three titles create a vivid picture of country life for us all to share.