"I wrote this book for two reasons. I wanted to create an imaginative experience for children -- one that invites them to participate in wonder. But on a deeper level, I wanted to speak to grown ups and children alike who are suffering. I go for a walk almost every day, and that's when I pray for people. These walks and prayers inspired the stories and pictures in this book. At the core of these childlike tales, a message of hope resounds: light is stronger than darkness, even when the darkness seems overpowering"