This book is suitable for eight, and nine year olds. Louise a six year old child is fascinated by a painting on the wall in her mother`s bedroom. It is of an old man gazing towards the hills. One day when she is gazing at him, he starts to walk. “Hoy, wait for me.” He stops to jump her into the painting. The story tells of their adventures, through the land of paintings.
This old Biddy, was born in the ribble valley , in the Yorkshire dales, where she still lives.The village of Long Preston looks down to the river, from a safe distance. The river often floods the large plane, creating a lake. This book is a biography, written as a diary. Not all days are included. It is a mixture of humour, and pathos, both sides of the same coin. I write a word I plant a seed I watch it grow Enjoy the read.
Craig plays in river. Gregory watches from bushes. He is lonely and wants a playmate. He takes Craig by his hand. They travel a long way in river and another stream to his home with other monsters in a volcano. There are searches for him to no avail. Lots of adventures. When volcano shows signs of erupting, Gregory brings him back home.