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Michael Rosen's Sad Book

By Michael Rosen
Illustrated by Quentin Blake

With unmitigated honesty and a touch of humor, Michael Rosen explores the experience of sadness in a way that resonates with us all (all ages).

Sometimes I'm sad and I don’t know why. It's just a cloud that comes along and covers me up. Sad things happen to everyone, and sometimes people feel sad for no reason at all. What makes Michael Rosen sad is thinking about his son, Eddie, who died suddenly at the age of eighteen. In this book the author writes about his sadness, how it affects him, and some of the things he does to cope with it — like telling himself that everyone has sad stuff (not just him) and trying every day to do something he can be proud of. Expressively illustrated by the extraordinary Quentin Blake, this is a very personal story that speaks to everyone, from children to parents to grandparents, teachers to grief counselors. Whether or not you have known what it's like to feel deeply sad, the truth of this book will surely touch you.

  • Winner of the Smarties Book Prize: 6-8 Category Bronze Award and shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, this book is suitable for any person coping with grief.
  • "Beautifully judged, a book of honest grace," The Observer.

About the author

Michael Rosen is an eminent writer, broadcaster, poet, performer and, in 2007, was nominated as the Children's Laureate. He also received the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children's literature in 1997.

About the illustrator

Quentin Blake was the very first Children's Laureate. One of the world's foremost illustrators, he has won numerous awards for his books.

Awards

2005: English 4-11 Book Awards

English 4-11 Book Awards - Winner

2005: Kate Greenaway Medal

Kate Greenaway Medal - Shortlisted

2005: Nestle Children's Book Prize/Nestle Smarties Book Prize

Nestle Smarties Book Prize - Shortlisted

ISBN: 9780763641047
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 1, 2009
Dimensions: 217 x 293mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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