Wonderful book for children and adults. Ethan Hawke, wrote this tale about a knight who fears that he may not return from battle so he writes a letter to his children in an attempt to leave a record of all that he knows. In a series of ruminations on solitude, humility, forgiveness, honesty, courage, grace, pride, and patience, he draws on the ancient teachings of Eastern and Western philosophy, and on the great spiritual and political writings of our time. His intent: to give his children a compass for a journey they will have to make alone, a short guide to what gives life meaning and beauty. His wife provides simple, appropriate drawings and this creative duo donates "100 percent of the royalties from this book to organizations working to help young people overcome learning disabilities." Now they have a creative partnership in love & social conscience. The best gift!