This is a wonderfully reassuring bedtime book about staying away from home for the very first time by two major children's book talents. Amy is going to stay with her granny on her own and she packs her three best things to take with her. On the first night she misses her family and one of her three best things - a little mat - turns into a magic carpet and flies her home to see they're all right. The second night her little horse gallops her back. But the third night, when she sails home in a magic boat, the family aren't there. Amy cries all the way back to Granny's where she finds her mum, brother and dog waiting for her. They have come early so they can all go to a funfair the next day. It is a wonderfully reassuring, magical tale, written by Philippa Pearce and beautifully imagined by Helen Craig. It is written by Philippa Pearce, one of the twentieth century's greatest children's novelists, and beautifully by Helen Craig of "Angelina Ballerina" fame.