The Scar

The Scar


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763653415
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 11/08/2011
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,242,150
Product dimensions: 8.04(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Charlotte Moundlic is the art director at Pere Castor and the author of several French books for young readers. She lives in Paris.

Olivier Tallec graduated from the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Appliques Duperre in Paris and worked in advertising as a graphic designer before devoting himself to illustration. His work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines, and he has illustrated more than sixty books for children. Olivier Tallec lives in Paris.

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Scar 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
dpiacun on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A story about a boy who lost his mother and the many emotions that vuilt up inside of him and how he brought himself thorugh his lose.This is a good book I feel to have on hand when this type of situation happens at school. It may not solve the childs problem if he or she loses a parent, but it gives the child something to relate to.
BoundtoRead More than 1 year ago
This book touched my heart. It encompassed the range of emotions in a small child whose mother has just died and offered hope for the healing process. Wonderfully told!