Daniel is hurt when others laugh at his wood carving, until he learns that giving people pleasure takes a very special gift. ?Good, warm feelings result from reading this gentle tale set in rural Tennessee during pioneer days.' 'CS. ?A lovely book on all counts.' 'NYT. Notable Children's Books of 1979 (ALA)
Clyde Robert Bulla is the author of over fifty books for children including The Secret Valley and The Story of Valentine’s Day. He has been writing since 1946 when he published his first book, The Donkey Cart. Mr. Bulla was the first recipient of the Southern California Council on Children’s Literature award for distinguished contribution to the field. He lives in Los Angeles, California.