I love Bradbury's short stories, and I love McKean's illustrations, especially in a children's book. The two work particularly well in this short story (also found in [b:The October Country|93251|The October Country|Ray Bradbury|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348069052s/93251.jpg|1046266]), about a boy who is the only mortal in a family of vampires, ghouls, and assorted supernatural creatures. Judged entirely on its own merits, Homecoming is, of course, a fantastic short story. I think that one of Bradbury's strengths in the short story format was his ability to so quickly and thoroughly develop real characters, and this is absolutely no exception. I also really liked the way McKean's illustrations worked with the text, though I freely admit that he can be an acquired taste. A wonderful experience, if you like both Bradbury and McKean, and I do.