The Flint Heart

“Magical adventure…. A grand tale skillfully updated and tightened up, this should win the hearts of a new generation.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The Patersons have done a stellar job of maintaining the book's period feel while creating a fresher, tighter story that feels tailor-made for family reading.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Told in the voice of a storyteller in the style of A.A. Milne or J.M. Barrie, the tale will make an excellent read-aloud…. The Patersons have done a lovely job updating and abridging this tale for today's readers.” School Library Journal (starred review)

“Enchanting…. A crowd-pleaser brimming with action, magic, and wit.” FamilyFun Magazine

“Crackles with drollery and wordplay.” The Wall Street Journal

“For this revival of “The Flint Heart,” a wonderful British fantasy by Eden Phillpotts first published in 1910, we can thank Katherine Paterson, the well-known author and current national ambassador for young people's literature, and her husband, John.” New York Times

“This book could quickly become the family read-aloud favorite. It's old-fashioned bookmaking and storytelling, with a cast of characters and message for modern times.” Shelf Awareness

“This timeless, enjoyable retelling is a strong choice for both a read-aloud and an under-the-covers escape.” Booklist

“A distinctive English setting, complete with windswept moors and a magical forest, is paired with whimsical humor to make a cheerfully vibrant tale that simply begs to be read aloud in a family setting…. A perfect gift book for children ready to move beyond the Tinkerbell version of fairyland.” Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“A marvelous modern fantasy.” The Horn Book

“John Rocco's digitally colored pencil drawings provide a perfect complement, glowing with fairy light…. The Patersons have given new life to Phillpotts' original, retaining and enhancing the magical wonder of a tale that ought to endure as a classic.” BookPage