Siobhán ricorda come sua madre scherzava, sente ancora le sue mani che la sollevano per aiutarla a cogliere una castagna, e come cantava. Però non ricorda più il suo viso. Avvengono incontri strani nella vita di tutti, soprattutto in quella fase magica dell’esistenza che è l’infanzia. In un parco, un giorno, una signora si siede sull’erba accanto a Siobhán. Chiacchierando, la donna le suggerisce di guardarsi bene allo specchio e le sussurra le parole giuste per far tornare il sereno sul volto della persona più amata.
Una delicatissima storia illustrata sulla tristezza e la felicità, un distillato di emozioni che lascia il lettore con un sorriso.
"Roddy Doyle sa indagare nelle profondità più nascoste del cuore."
- ISBN: 8867151207
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 32
A daughter struggles to come to terms with the loss of her mother in this quietly powerful story from Roddy Doyle, an award-winning Irish author who makes his picture-book debut here. Opening as the ten-year-old Siobhán struggles to recall the face of the mother who died when she was three, the narr Leggi tutto
Siobhan's mother passed away when she was just three years old, now that she is a little older she is sad because she can't remember her mother's face. Siobhan puts on a strong face, has lots of friends, does well in school but no one knows she is sad and her father is too sad to talk about her moth Leggi tutto
A lovely little book.Roddy Doyle is so versatile.A sweet story and I thought the artwork was perfect.
This is a lovely book full of emotion and colour. It follows the story of a young girl who cannot remember the face of her deceased mother. The first page really draws you in, we have two completely different characters. Siobhan who is colourful, inquisitive and happy, she is in the left had side of Leggi tutto
Before I came across this book I was only familiar with Roddy Doyle’s adult literature much of which has rather colourful language, so I was curious to see what his writing style was like for children’s literature. This book deals with a deep emotional issue in a very child friendly, delicate, acces Leggi tutto
Doyle's first picture book (and I use that term very sweepingly because it's more of a story illustrated) touches on the life of Siobhan, a girl who grows under the shadow of her father's loss of his beloved wife and her anxiety and pain at losing sight of her mother who died when she was three. Alt Leggi tutto
Summary: Siobhán lives in a big house in Dublin with her father. There is only her and her father, no one else – no brothers or sisters, no grandparents, no cousins, no aunts or uncles. And no mother. Siobhán’s mother died when she was three and since her father won’t talk about her, the memory of h Leggi tutto
This is a story for children, but hey, The little prince is one of my favorite books of all time! Mum used to read it for me when I was young, and I read it every once in a awhile. You know those short stories for children which have a beautiful hidden messages in it? This story is one of them! It i Leggi tutto
Doyle explores the effect of losing someone early on in life, the fading memory and the consequences of suppressing feelings. The story has a lovely moving message that those who we love never really leave, we hold them within us. At times, I felt that this was a slightly ambiguous story and I wonde Leggi tutto
Reading this children's book today gave me an adult-sized smile, which I really needed to help heal my adult-sized grief.
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