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The Sour Cherry Tree by Naseem Hrab and Nahid Kazemi

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The Sour Cherry Tree by Naseem Hrab and Nahid Kazemi

$32.00
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Why Should I Like It?

The Short Reason

Gently examines death and loss •  Importance of shared memories  • Beautiful illustrations

The Longer Reason

After her grandfather's death, a young girl wanders through his house. As she tours each room, the objects she discovers stir memories of her grandfather - her baba bozorg. His closet full of clothes reminds her of the mints he kept in his pockets. His favorite teacup conjures thoughts of the fig cookies he would offer her. The curtains in the living room bring up memories of hide-and-seek games and the special relationship that she and her baba bozorg shared, even though they spoke different languages.

The Sour Cherry Tree is an authentic look at death and loss centred on the experiences of a child, both strikingly whimsical and matter-of-fact. Drawing on the Iranian-Canadian author's childhood memories, this tender meditation on grief, love, and memory is at once culturally specific and universally relatable

Reviews

"This book gives voice to the hidden aspects of grief, the small token,
the remembered word or gesture that defines memories. It's an essential
guide to mourning, in its earliest stages, for the young."-- "School Library Journal - STARRED REVIEW"

"A universally relatable story that articulates a difficult
concept for younger audiences, with a heartfelt message about loss and
the memories of loved ones." Booklist - STARRED REVIEW"

 

Age: 5-8

Format: Hardback

Publication date: 15th October 2022

Comes gift-wrapped

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