In a world in which kids are so bombarded with the material and the immediate, this treasure is a great way to encourage them to see below the surface and to invest their choices in things that cannot always be seen.
The Boy, the Kite and the Wind will be a summer favorite for kids of all ages and might be a good gift for dads to give graduates or kids leaving home for the first time—with a personal inscription, of course.
And I would suggest adding this to the stack of great books no kid should grow up without. Here are some of our family’s favorites:
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus
Windrose by Charlotte Zolotow
The Narnia Series by C.S. Lewis
The Wrinkle in Time Series by Madeleine L’Engle
The Next Place I Will Be by Warren Hanson
Alexander’s Horrible No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox and Julie Vevas
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
The Seashore Book by Charlotte Zolotow