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Aimed at adults and older children, this is a beautiful and simple story about a boy who runs away from home, a forest, some big monsters, a golden horn, and a strange ending. It also contains some of the finest, most insightful quotes of this or any other agefrom T.S. Eliot to Aristotle, from Matthew Arnold to Thomas Hobbes. A short, lazy pleasure of a read, it is a book for grown-ups who are never too old inside to remember what it was like to be a child, and for children who sometimes wish grown-ups understood them and the world a little better.