Dadaji's Paintbrush (Hardback)
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Dadaji's Paintbrush (Hardback)

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Hardback 32 Pages
Published: 07/07/2022
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Waterstones Says

Tenderly showing how the most complex emotions can be rendered through art, Dadaji's Paintbrush centres on a young boy grieving the loss of his grandfather and the ways in which he can continue his legacy.

Longlisted for The Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration 2023

Shortlisted for The Jhalak Children's & Young Adults Prize 2023

Discover that bereavement can be a beginning, not an ending, in this beautiful story of one boy's grief when he loses his beloved grandfather.

Dadaji loves to teach others to paint, especially his grandson. But after Dadaji passes away, the boy can't bear to use the favourite paintbrush his grandfather left for him. When a little girl knocks on the door, the boy discovers how many lives Dadaji touched with his art, and finds a way to continue his legacy.

A School Library Journal Best Books of the Year book.

Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781839131394
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 268 x 257 x 7 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"this touching picture-book story of love, loss and acceptance is illustrated with glowing tenderness and warmth" - Guardian

"Filled with heart, hope and the joy of creativity" - Serena Patel

"A moving portrayal of grief... Mhasane's clever illustrations reflect the boy's sadness, and how life and joy let the colour back in" - The Bookseller

"An extraordinary work for every shelf" - School Library Journal

"Via Sirdeshpande’s restrained but deeply empathic narrative voice and Mhasane’s digitally enhanced colored pencil and pastel pictures, which capture light in almost incandescent colors, this proves a moving tribute to the role of mentors and memory in a young artist’s life, as well as to what “time and attention” can bring about" - Publishers Weekly

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“A tender and thoughtful picture book”

Rashmi and Ruchi's book is powerful and tender. Exploring the subject of losing a loved one, the story gently takes the reader through the heartache experienced by a boy who loses his Dadaji. Using the subject... More

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