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The Scar

By Charlotte Moundlic

A little boy responds to his mother's death in a genuine, deeply moving story leavened by glimmers of humor and captivating illustrations.

When the boy in this story wakes to find that his mother has died, he is overwhelmed with sadness, anger, and fear that he will forget her. He shuts all the windows to keep in his mother's familiar smell and scratches open the cut on his knee to remember her comforting voice. He doesn't know how to speak to his dad anymore, and when Grandma visits and throws open the windows, it's more than the boy can take--until his grandmother shows him another way to feel that his mom's love is near. With tenderness, touches of humor, and unflinching emotional truth, Charlotte Moundlic captures the loneliness of grief through the eyes of a child, rendered with sympathy and charm in Olivier Tallec's expressive illustrations.

Format

Book

Availability

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  • P Moundlic, Picture Book

Publish Date

2011

ISBN

0763653411


Format: Book
Author: Moundlic, Charlotte
Summary: When his mother dies, a little boy is angry at his loss but does everything he can to hold onto the memory of her scent, her voice, and the special things she did for him, even as he tries to help his father and grandmother cope.
Title: The scar / Charlotte Moundlic ; illustrated by Olivier Tallec.
Publisher Date: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2011.
Subject: Death -- Juvenile fiction Grief -- Juvenile fiction Mothers -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 0763653411 9780763653415
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 6
Call Number: P Moundlic
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Bib Id: 372095

Format: Book
Author: Moundlic, Charlotte
Summary: When his mother dies, a little boy is angry at his loss but does everything he can to hold onto the memory of her scent, her voice, and the special things she did for him, even as he tries to help his father and grandmother cope.
Title: The scar / Charlotte Moundlic ; illustrated by Olivier Tallec.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2011.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Death -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Grief -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Mothers -- Juvenile fiction.
Other Author: Tallec, Olivier ill.
Other Title: Croûte. English
LCCN: 2010042792
ISBN: 0763653411
ISBN: 9780763653415
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 6
Call Number: P Moundlic