A four-time Academy Award nominee, twice for writing and twice for acting, Ethan Hawke has starred in the films Dead Poets Society, Reality Bites, Gattaca, and Training Day as well as Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise trilogy and Boyhood. He is the author of the novels The Hottest State and Ash Wednesday. He lives in Brooklyn with his four children and this book's illustrator, Ryan Hawke.
"A guide for living an upright and noble life."
--The New Yorker
"Hawke (Ash Wednesday) pens a heartwarming, medieval tale
on ethics . . . an easy and endearing read, perfect for young and
old children alike."
--Publishers Weekly "Philosophy lovers will enjoy the Eastern and Western philosophical musings, but everyone will enjoy the touching storyline."
--Metro "Hawke's book of wisdom declaring life to be a gift should be pondered."
--Booklist "Entertaining and insightful."
--The Buffalo News "A deliciously digestible read. . . . Read this book. You'll be reminded of just how powerful simple gestures can be when they're fueled by passion and purpose."
--The Free Lance-Star