Nothing beats a really good story. From the very first page, this brand new collection of stories and poems promises to be a 'good read'. It gathers together material that explores what it means to `be me', the sense of belonging, family relationships, friends and enemies, bridging the differences and facing challenging situations. The final section looks at parting - death and bereavement - discovering hope and strength even in the saddest times. All the stories are essentially positive and life-affirming. There is a rich variety both in theme and style. Many well known authors are featured including: C.S. Lewis, E. Nesbit, Ann Pilling, Rumer Godden, Elizabeth Laird, Walter Wangerin, James Berry, and Katherine Paterson.