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: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 32
Dimensions: 276 x 235 mm
'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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