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- DescriptionVery occasionally the term n-fiction has to stretch itself to accommodate a book that fits into category at all. Michael Rosen's Sad Book is such a book. It chronicles Michael's grief at the death of his son Eddie from meningitis at the age of 19. A moving combination of sincerity and simplicity, it ackwledges that sadness is t always avoidable or reasonable and perfects the art of making complicated feelings plain. It wasn't made like any other book either; Michael Rosen said of the text, I wrote it at a moment of extreme feeling and it went straight down onto the page ...Quentin didn't illustrate it, he 'realized' it. He turned the text into a book and as a result showed me back to myself. No writer could ask and get more than that. And Quentin Blake says that the picture of Michael being sad but trying to look happy is the most difficult drawing he's ever done... a moving experience.
- Author BiographyMichael Rosen is an eminent writer, broadcaster, poet, performer and received the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children's literature in 1997. In 2007 he became Children's Laureate.
- Author(s)Michael Rosen
- PublisherWalker Books Ltd
- Date of Publication03/01/2011
- SubjectChildren's General Non-Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintWalker Books Ltd
- Content Notechiefly col. Illustrations
- Weight239 g
- Width217 mm
- Height292 mm
- Spine5 mm
- Illustrator(s)Quentin Blake
- Interest AgeFrom 5
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