The Bog Baby
A magical tale of loving and learning to let go.
One Spring, two girls find a creature in a pond. They nurture and care for it but gradually the bog baby sickens and the children have to ask their mother, from whom they have kept it a secret, for help. The response they get is unexpected and the story ends with a delightful revelation of interaction between children and bog babies continuing through the generations.
Also: The King of Tiny Things (9780141502380), Puffin £6.99