Needless to say, I am quickly learning that Amy Hest is one such author.
Here, an older man meets his grade school-age neighbor as they wait for the bus to arrive. There are so many examples of good character exhibited in the character of Mr. George Baker, and allowing us, the readers, to simply enjoy the story and absorb all of those qualities is a gift in an of itself.
I am never surprised to read such outstanding literature and discover Muth's name ascribed. He seems to have a keen sense for quality.