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From an Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award nominee comes a touching story of family, security, and loss.
Grief and loss feel and look different to everyone; however, any child or adult separated from a loved one knows that some days are better than others as feelings and thoughts are processed. In this thought-provoking picture book Some Days, written and illustrated by María Wernicke, the mundane chore of hanging laundry becomes a bonding moment for a mother and daughter who seek to connect with memories and happy thoughts of a beloved lost one. Clean, crisp, and clear artwork with plenty of white space and minimal colors—grey, red, and orange—allow the reader the freedom to interpret the story and make it feel like their own. The illustrations are rendered in acrylic on paper and include sponge painting elements that bring texture, depth, and soul. Translated by Lawrence Schimel, Some Days feels like a warm hug for a broken heart. It’s beautiful!
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- A hardcover copy of Some Days
The giveaway begins October 28, 2020, at 12:00 PM PST and ends November 28, 2020, at 11:59 PM PST.
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Written and Illustrated by María Wenicke
Translated by Lawrence Schimel
Publisher’s Synopsis: A young girl tells her mother about a passageway in their yard. Down this passageway, it is not cold, there is no danger, and nothing bad can ever happen—and the person she longs for is with her again. The only problem is that, on some days, the passageway is not there. But maybe, together, mother and daughter can find a way to carry that feeling with them always.
First published in Argentina, this lovely picture book will tug on the heartstrings of anyone who knows what it means to miss a loved one.
Ages 6-8 | Publisher: Amazon Crossing Kids | 978-1542022514
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About the Author-Illustrator
María Wernicke is an award-winning Argentinian author and illustrator of children’s books. She is a 2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award nominee. Her illustrations have been part of multiple international exhibits, including at the Bratislava Biennial exhibition and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, among others.
About the Translator
Lawrence Schimel is a bilingual author and translator, with more than one hundred books to his credit. His children’s books have won a Crystal Kite Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and have been selected for lists of outstanding titles by the International Board on Books for Young People. His translated books include Wanda Gàg’s Millions of Cats and George Takei’s graphic novel They Called Us Enemy, among many others. He lives in Madrid, Spain.
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- A hardcover copy of Some Days
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