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When Sadness Comes to Call

When Sadness Comes to Call

When Sadness arrives, try not to be afraid: give it a name, listen to it and spend some time together. Maybe all it wants is to know that it's welcome. This beautiful debut by author-illustrator talent Eva Eland takes a poignant but uplifting look at dealing with sadness.

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ISBN 9781783447954
Barcode 9781783447954
Release Date 1 January 2020 by Andersen Press Ltd
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Eland, Eva
Series Big Emotions
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ISBN-13 9781783447954
ISBN-10 1783447958
Stock Release date is 1 January 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd
Imprint Andersen Press Ltd
Release Date 1 January 2020
International Release Date 2 January 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Eland, Eva
Series Big Emotions
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
General Picture Books
Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 215mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 168g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
Library of Congress Sadness - Pictorial works - Juvenile fiction
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for AOI Illustration Award 2019 (UK)
NZ Review Helping children understand their own and other people's feelings is a vital building block for building a more empathetic society. This lovely book sensitively explores the emotion of sadness, and the importance of accepting it. For anyone living or working with children, It's a great springboard for sharing how to handle feelings. -- Miranda McKearney OBE * EmpathyLab * Both gentle and profound, Eland's assured debut takes a poignant look at a difficult emotion. -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller * This poignant picture book helps children to recognise and understand difficult emotions... A contemplative and ultimately uplifting tale, which will be a welcome addition to any home or school bookshelf. * BookTrust * ...[a] contemplative, soft-textured story -- Imogen Russell Williams * The Guardian * An important book that should be shared with children and adults of all ages. Reminding us to be mindful of our feelings, When Sadness Is at Your Door helps children understand the place that sadness has in our lives. The illustrations are beautiful and fit the story perfectly, and they don't make sadness seem scary or like something bad that needs to be driven away. I can see myself sharing this book with adult friends and family members going through difficult times as well. * American Booksellers Association *

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Author's Bio

Eva Eland is a Dutch author and illustrator who lives in England. She earned an MA with distinction in children's book illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, and has also studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the School of Visual Arts in New York. When Sadness Comes to Call is her first picture book. Eva grew up in Delft, Netherlands, and now lives in Cambridge with her fiance.

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