The Forgettery (Paperback)
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The Forgettery (Paperback)

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Paperback 32 Pages / Published: 18/03/2021
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Adorned with Laura Hughes’s beautiful illustrations, The Forgettery explores dementia and memory loss through the compassionate and heart-warming story of Amelia and her granny.

Amelia's granny forgets lots of things. Little things, like where she put her glasses, and big things like people and places. But everything anyone has ever forgotten is stored in The Forgettery, and there Amelia and her granny learn the power of making memories.

Filled with warmth and gentle humour, The Forgettery is a beautifully written, sensitive look at dementia and memory loss. Over 850,000 people live with dementia in the UK, which will soar to 2 million by 2051. Globally, around 50 million people live with dementia, with nearly 10 million new cases each year. Opening up discussions surrounding this challenging topic with little ones has never been more important.

Without ever explicitly mentioning dementia, The Forgettery can be enjoyed as an adventure story where children explore a fantastical world where memories can be re-discovered and revisited as well as newly made. Rachel Ip's tender words capture the wonderful bond between grandmother and granddaughter and Laura Hughes conjures up an exciting, wonderous space where our most precious memories are stored, and the challenge of dementia can be gently explored and understood.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9781405294768
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 275 x 245 x 4 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"A tender, humorous look at the idea of dementia for very young children, it boasts some of the poignant sweetness of Julia Donaldson's The Paper Dolls." - Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian

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Whispering Stories

“This is one of the most special children’s books that I have read”

The Forgettery is an incredibly beautiful and poignant book about dementia that covers the subject without actually using the word and is perfect for young children to learn and understand about the disease without it... More

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