The Shadow

By Donna Diamond

A young girl confronts her fears in an eerie, wordless picture book featuring stunning, hyper-realistic illustrations.

It’s an ordinary afternoon. A child comes home, heads upstairs, and sprawls on the floor to do some drawing under the watchful eyes of a pair of favorite dolls. But there’s another character in this wordless story: the shadow, unnoticed at first, then slowly creeping into her field of view. It’s a terrifying sight. Will the girl cower, or will she take on this shadow and tell it who’s boss? And where will the shadow go from there? With mesmerizing intensity, this dreamlike story tells an unflinching tale about recognizing and staring down one’s fears — if only for a time.

  • Very useful tool for initiating a discussion about fear.
  • Great story of one child's resourcefulness when confronted with something foreign and scary.
  • Very eerie and dark--just right for kids who love scary stories at Halloween!

About the author

Donna Diamond has illustrated numerous children's books and book jackets, including that for Katherine Paterson's Bridge to Terabithia. She lives in Riverdale, New York.

ISBN: 9780763648787
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2010
Dimensions: 215 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $31.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

Last updated on 14/10/18 at 22:49:03
Copyright © 2007 Walker Books Australia. All rights reserved.