This one, though in a somewhat different style, and featuring a boy rather than a girl, also reminds me of the series. It has to do with an adventurous nature, a quality of fearlessness, and a rare affinity with the natural world. There is, I think, something of the proverbial "familiar" about the relationship between my children and my animals. It's slightly preternatural. I feel there's a greater truth there ready to be explored, but I'm not ready to elaborate on it. It's all still mulling around in my brain.