Mr Barleycorn finds a green baby with rosy red apple cheeks. He tends and shelters the baby much to his wife’s initial dismay. The vegetation around them burgeons overwhelmingly and the local people feel they are being pushed out of their world by this child. But who is truly the interloper? Who is the mysterious green baby and what is the old magic word that he speaks? An ecological fable with themes around prejudice and fear of the unknown. The stunning illustrations have a sense of the surreal and invite exploration.