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Me and Mrs Moon

By Helen Bate
Illustrated by Helen Bate

A powerful graphic novel illustrating the strength of relationships across the generations and gently introducing the theme of dementia

Maisie and Dylan love Mrs Moon. She picks them up from school every day and they have great fun together. But then things start to get strange: a coat without sleeves, old socks as Christmas decorations, a missing dog, an imaginary folk band… The children want to help, but what should they do for the best? Love, loyalty and resilience shine through this powerful graphic story of two children determined to help their friend, Mrs Moon.

  • Based on real events, and the challenging problems that people with dementia and their families regularly face
  • It will leave young readers, their parents and teachers, with a better understanding of dementia and a real empathy with those living with the condition
  • Written and illustrated by an expert in dementia and visual communication

About the author

Helen Bate studied architecture and spent ten years working as an architect. Following a career change she went on to obtain a 1st Class degree and MA degree in Children's Illustration. By 2014 she was the winner of the People's Book Prize, Best Achievement Award, for her innovative work with Pictures to Share C.I.C, a Social Enterprise publishing illustrated books for people with dementia. Her first picture book, ABC UK, with James Dunn, was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She is the author and illustrator of Peter in Peril, a graphic novel set in World War II and The Creature, a picture storybook, both published by Otter-Barry Books. Helen lives in Shropshire.

ISBN: 9781910959947
Imprint: Otter-Barry Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: July 1, 2019
Dimensions: 180 x 250mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 01/07/19 at 01:15:02
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