The Pencils in My Drawer : A story about  grief and life  afterwards - Remembering Mum - Christian-Lothar Ludwig

The Pencils in My Drawer

A story about grief and life afterwards - Remembering Mum

By: Christian-Lothar Ludwig, Maria Bodewald (Illustrator)

Paperback | 31 March 2022

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Paperback


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"The Pencils in My Drawer" is a book written for children who have experienced some hardship. While the reader is led through Leo's gallery of drawings, the artist describes the worst incident in his life: When his mother got sick and died.

With his drawings, the now grown painter explains how he experienced the course of the disease. Leo talks about his feelings, his mix of emotions and the tools he used to find a way to be happy again. Furthermore, Leo tells how he started drawing, about his sister he didn't like and about his friend Finn, who was served mashed frog's legs. There are also numerous other details that will make the reader chuckle while reading a sad story, with the intention of motivating them to cope with their grief.

The book is intended not to teach, but to achieve a learning effect: "Leo did it, so I can do it, too!"


"The Pencils in My Drawer" proves that there is life after grief, that you can overcome anything and that it is okay if you let things slide for a while. Alongside the wonderful illustrations, the story is packed with details for the child to discover. The readers' age is irrelevant, as the intention is to rediscover happiness, whether by reading it themselves or being read to.


The Blurb:


Leo is an artist. He owns his own gallery and has created a special children's exhibition. While strolling through his collection of drawn memories, the young audience can behold Leo's story about the worst time of his life - when his mother got sick and died.

Leo has interpreted the most important events of his life and transferred them to paper in order to help other children who have also experienced something difficult or traumatic. He explains that being sad is a phase, from which a lot of good things can arise.

"The Pencils in My Drawer" tells about grief, loss and hard times, but also about family, solidarity, sibling love and life after sadness.

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