So beautiful. I don't know this story but as a child I read a lot of Alison Uttley. Only the other day I was looking at her childhood memoir,'The Country Child', published by Penguin Peacock and illustrated by C.N. Tunnicliffe. One suspects it would never be published today. Your illustrations are magical.
I am glad you liked my illustrations Nan. I must read Alison Uttley's memoir.