In this highly original, dreamlike story, a beautiful old house is so obsessed with its glorious reflection in the canal that it can t stand to be distracted by the families who try to live in the house. Again and again, the House of Narcissus drives its residents away, until the sole occupant is only a cat. The house notices nothing but its own external beauty, but when it is finally forced to look inside it sees the terrible decay within, and then sets about to change its ways. Evocative text and sumptuous illustrations make this a haunting and thought-provoking book, for children and adults alike. For ages 4-7.