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Louise and her family are sad over the loss of their beloved dog, Charlie. Life will not be the same, Louise says, as she visits a little island that Charlie loved.But on a visit to the island after Charlie's death, something strange happens: She meets a bear. At first, she's afraid, but soon she realizes that the bear is sad, too. As Louise visits more often, she realizes that getting over loss takes time. And just when she starts to feel better, it's time for Bear to bed down for the winter. Once again, Louise believes that life will not be the same. But sometimes, things can change for the better, and on the first warm day of spring, her family welcomes a new member. Here is a lovely, poignant story about loss and healing that will bring comfort to even the youngest readers.
Author: Matthew Cordell
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 8.70h x 9.70w x 0.40d
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 12/01/2020
Publishers Weekly 11/16/2020
Booklist 12/15/2020 pg. 98
School Library Journal 01/22/2021 pg. 1
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2021 pg. 53
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2021 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style
About the Author
Matthew Cordell is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Wolf in the Snow, winner of the 2018 Caldecott Medal. He lives in suburban Chicago, with his wife, author Julie Halpern, and their two children.