For ages 4 and up, this book is endorsed by Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish religious leaders. In this warm and inspiring tale, two rulers each have a big problem. The Midnight Kingdom is overflowing with water, but in desperate need of oil to light its lamps. The Desert Kingdom is blessed with oil, but in dire need of water. Each faces disaster. The royal ruler each ask God for help, but they prove too stubborn and full of pride to ask each other. It takes a minstrel, a pair of opinionating royal riding-birds and their young keepers, and a simple act of kindness for the kingdoms to learn that they need only reach out to each other to find God's answers to their prayers.