Friday, June 13, 2008

Varmints

Varmints by Helen Ward
Once, the peaceful, quiet world was populated by few. Then, "others" arrived, building tall buildings to fill the sky, making "so much NOISE that no one could hear themselves think! So they stopped thinking." Still the small, strange protagonist, one of the early "few," nurtures "a little piece of wilderness" high above the streets. When he feels the time is right, he takes this piece away and sends it aloft, nourishing new hope for the few.

2 comments:

Ken and Sylvia Marantz said...

This is clearly a fantasy with a message of hope triumphing over despair as we watch one bit of light grow and one "fragment of wilderness" tended in the darkness until the time comes for it to be free. The pages demand involvement as we puzzle the meaning.

Kirkus said...

...Craste is an award-winning creator of animated shorts, and is making a film of this book. Perhaps it'll make more sense on the screen...