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Michael Rosen's Sad Book

By Michael Rosen, 1946-

With unmitigated honesty, a touch of humor, and sensitive illustrations by Quentin Blake, Michael Rosen explores the experience of sadness in a way that resonates with us all.

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.

Format

Book

Availability

2 available at Main (Downtown)
  • C Rosen, Children's Fiction
  • C Rosen, Children's Fiction
1 available at Northeast
  • P Rosen, Picture Book
1 available at Sandhills
  • P Rosen, Picture Book
1 available at Southeast
  • P Rosen, Picture Book
1 available at Wheatley (Shandon)
  • P Rosen, Picture Book

Publish Date

2005

ISBN

0763625973


Format: Book
Author: Rosen, Michael, 1946-
Summary: A man tells about all the emotions that accompany his sadness over the death of his son, and how he tries to cope.
Title: Michael Rosen's sad book / words by Michael Rosen ; pictures by Quentin Blake.
Publisher Date: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2005.
Subject: Sadness -- Juvenile fiction. Emotions -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 0763625973 (alk. paper) 9780763625979
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 8
System Items Total: 8
Call Number: P Rosen
Oclc: 54913556
Upc:
Bib Id: 243045

Format: Book
Author: Rosen, Michael, 1946-
Summary: A man tells about all the emotions that accompany his sadness over the death of his son, and how he tries to cope.
Title: Michael Rosen's sad book / words by Michael Rosen ; pictures by Quentin Blake.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2005.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Subjects: Sadness -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Emotions -- Juvenile fiction.
Other Author: Blake, Quentin ill.
Other Title: Sad book
LCCN: 2004045787
ISBN: 0763625973 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780763625979
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 8
Total Copies: 8
Call Number: P Rosen