"Waiting in front of the apartment, Esther tried to picture the woman she was about to meet. Would she be a young mother, carrying a cute little baby in her arms? Maybe she was a pleasantly plump middle-aged woman, with a shy little toddler holding onto her skirt.
Before Esther could imagine any other possibilities, the door opened‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎ_í?ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_?_"
Thus begins one of the most memorable and touching stories you will ever read -- about ten-year-old Esther Rosen and the bond she forms with her extraordinary new friend. Their relationship not only affects both of them deeply but ultimately changes everyone around them -- for the better.