If You Listen

If You Listen

by Charlotte Zolotow, Stefano Vitale
     
 

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This loving tale about loss from two-time Caldecott Honor winner Charlotte Zolotow is a gentle, reassuring approach to a subject that's always challenging for parents to discuss with children. In it, a mother comforts her daughter about the absence of the child's father by explaining that if she listens hard, she'll feel him far away sending love to her. Our new…  See more details below

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This loving tale about loss from two-time Caldecott Honor winner Charlotte Zolotow is a gentle, reassuring approach to a subject that's always challenging for parents to discuss with children. In it, a mother comforts her daughter about the absence of the child's father by explaining that if she listens hard, she'll feel him far away sending love to her. Our new edition of this timeless story is accompanied by stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator Stefano Vitale.

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Publishers Weekly
A girl longs for her faraway father in If You Listen (1980) by Charlotte Zolotow, newly illustrated with serene illustrations painted on wood by Stefano Vitale. "If I can't see him, or hear him, or feel his hugs, how can I know he loves me when he isn't here?" she asks her mother. In one spread of mother and daughter listening and waiting, Vitale's surreal scene recalls Chirico in composition and palette. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762413355
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.28(w) x 10.24(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Charlotte Zolotow has written more than seventy-five books for children. Her classic books include The Storm Book, a 1953 Caldecott Honor, Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present, a 1963 Caldecott Honor, My Grandson Lew, winner of the 1974 Christopher Medal, and the highly acclaimed William's Doll. Ms. Zolotow lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

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