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' – Nicola Davies, award-winning author
'A well-executed work about the transformative nature of togetherness' – Publisher's Weekly
Reading Age: 5-8 years
Extent: 32 pages
Book size: 22 x 24 cm
Pub Date: 7th November 2019
ISBN (hardcover): 978-1-911373-83-4
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.