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If All the World Were... - Joseph Coelho

If All the World Were...

By: Joseph Coelho, Allison Colpoys (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 6th May 2019
ISBN: 9781786036513
Number Of Pages: 32

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A moving, poetic picture book about the love between a grandfather and child.

A moving, lyrical picture book about a young girls love for her granddad and how she copes when he dies, written by poet and playwright Joseph Coelho. This beautifully illustrated, powerful and ultimately uplifting text is the ideal way to introduce children to the concept of death and dying, particularly children who have lost a grandparent.

About the Author

Performance poet and playwright Joseph Coelho has written plays for the Polka Theatre, the Lyric Hammersmith, and the Unicorn Theatre.

About the Illustrator

Allison Colpoys is an award-winning freelance book designer and illustrator. Her books include The Underwater Fancy Dress Parade and Under the Love Umbrella. If All the World Were is her first book for Frances Lincoln Children's Books. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Industry Reviews

"This beautiful, moving picture book tells the story of the treasured memories that a child has of her grandfather... The poetic language that Coelho uses is perfectly complemented by wonderful illustrations in the text by Alison Colpoys"
Reading Zone

"Illustrated with exuberant, floral richness … (the) focus on memories as something visible, almost tangible, ready to be preserved and collated, may offer some consolation to the bereft child who feels powerless in the aftermath of loss."
Times Literary Supplement

"Coelho masterfully manages to strike the delicate balance between mourning the passing of a loved one and celebrating the gift of the life they lived and its legacy with moving sensitivity and care. Colpoy’s illustrations enrich and deepen our connection with the weight of sadness and height of celebration. An important title to support readers coming to terms with the loss of an elderly relative."
Books for Keeps

"This poignant and thought-provoking collaboration between acclaimed poet Joseph Coelho and award-winning artist Allison Colpoys is more than just a meditation on loss. It is a profound and deeply moving exploration of how we miss the people who are gone, and of how memories resonate within our lives."

ISBN: 9781786036513
ISBN-10: 1786036517
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 6th May 2019
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 23.5  x 0.3
Weight (kg): 0.19

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