This book was originally written in Italian and was translated by Debbie Bibo. This lyrical and poetic book follows the life of us humans. It's a romantic approach to the ideas of living and dying. This heavy concept is paired beautifully with the idea of exploring a forest and climbing a mountain on the other side. The reader is transported to a wonderful place through the use of gorgeous watercolor illustrations and pages with raised drawings. Between the tactile feel that the book provides and the cutouts on the pages that provide interesting transitions, you are sure to be sent to a far-off land in your mind.