If All the World Were… (Paperback)
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If All the World Were… (Paperback)

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Paperback 32 Pages
Published: 03/01/2019
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Waterstones Says

Sensitive, poignant and ultimately uplifting, poet Coelho's deft text and Colpoys' gorgeous illustrations elevate this picture book about the loss of a beloved grandparent to an invaluable tool to help young children understand the concepts of death and grief.

A moving, lyrical picture book about a young girl's love for her granddad and how she copes when he dies, written by poet and playwright Joseph Coelho.

This beautifully illustrated, powerful and ultimately uplifting text is the ideal way to introduce children to the concept of death and dying, particularly children who have lost a grandparent.

Publisher: Quarto Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781786036513
Number of pages: 32
Dimensions: 276 x 235 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'This beautiful, moving picture book tells the story of the treasured memories that a child has of her grandfather... The poetic language that Coelho uses is perfectly complemented by wonderful illustrations in the text by Alison Colpoys' - Reading Zone

'illustrated with exuberant, floral richness … (the) focus on memories as something visible, almost tangible, ready to be preserved and collated, may offer some consolation to the bereft child who feels powerless in the aftermath of loss.' - Times Literary Supplement

Ten of the Best: books starring children from BAME backgrounds: 'Coelho masterfully manages to strike the delicate balance between mourning the passing of a loved one and celebrating the gift of the life they lived and its legacy with moving sensitivity and care. Colpoy’s illustrations enrich and deepen our connection with the weight of sadness and height of celebration. An important title to support readers coming to terms with the loss of an elderly relative.' - Books for Keeps

'This poignant and thought-provoking collaboration between acclaimed poet Joseph Coelho and award-winning artist Allison Colpoys is more than just a meditation on loss. It is a profound and deeply moving exploration of how we miss the people who are gone, and of how memories resonate within our lives.' - INIS

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“emotional”

What a beautiful book, every page is bright and filled with lovely illustrations.
This is a moving story of a young child and the relationship she has with her grandfather, the stories they share, the memories they... More

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“AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY THROUGH SADNESS AND LOSS.”

Absolutely beautiful. One of the most amazing books I have ever read.
The themes of love, loss and grief delicately revealed. Losing a loved one is incredibly painful. This story explores these experiences so... More

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“Gorgeous tale about grieving”

This is a beautiful story of a young girl who loses her Grandfather, discovers his final gift for her and learns to treasure his memory. I loved the idea of 'writing and drawing your dreams', and the idea of... More

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