Written by LUCY CHRISTOPHER | Illustrated by ANASTASIA SUVOROVA
In our old house, Ma told me there was nothing to be scared of. No monsters hiding behind doors, or in wardrobes, or under beds. She said there were no dark places at all. But, in the new house, under my new bed, THAT’s where I found Shadow...
'Beautiful. A really powerful exploration of a child’s experience of a parent’s depression. Big and brave' – Nicola Davies, award-winning author
'This soft-spoken story can be anything from a simple, lovely, modern fairy tale to a stunning allegory about overcoming fear & how a parent's depression can affect a child' – ALA Booklist
'Helpful to any family going through a challenging situation yet hoping for a brighter future' – Youth Services Book Reviews, 5 STARS
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This book is very poetic in both the text and illustrations. What I love is that it can be read on so many levels and leaves space for a child to make their own sense of it. To be read again and again!
Shadow discusses a difficult topic but one that children are often faced with, either as something they experience themselves or when an adult in their lives is going through a dark period. I found the story touching and I was particularly charmed by the moody and beautiful illustrations.
A touching but at the same time thought-provoking story that demonstrates how connection and communication have the power to break barriers and discover light within the darkness. With stunning and evocative artwork, this is a must-have book for any reader, both young and old.
Despite its icy setting, 'Shadow' melted my heart (and I'm sure it will melt yours too!). It is a thought-provoking tale about the magic that can happen when we quite literally face our inner demons. In a world that demands we always pick a side, this book will show adults and kids alike the power of collaboration and why, at the end of the day, every shadow needs a little light.