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Should You Be a River

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Should You Be a River

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$18.00 US | $20.00 CAN
Available April 14, 2015

  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Age Range: 4-8
  • Grade Level: P-3
  • Pages: 40
  • Dimensions: 10" x 10"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316230896

  About The Book

A book to treasure from Caldecott Medal winning illustrator Ed Young.

How may ways can you think of to say "I love you"?

This personally-inspired poem by an award-winning author and artist celebrates the trials and triumphs of unconditional love.

Using an innovative mix of cut paper, photographs, and calligraphy, Should You Be a River takes the reader on a breathtaking journey and honors the universal statement:

Should you need me, I will be there.

This book is a gift to treasure and share with all loved ones--young and old alike.


* "The heartfelt sentiments are unafraid to address real anguish and pain, and those who understand Young's loss or who have known what it is to love unreservedly will be drawn to his testament." Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Young's offering will touch a wide range of readers, with both parents and children taking something special away." Booklist, starred review


Young, Ed (1533069)

Ed Young is the illustrator of more than eighty books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Lon Po Po, and the New York Times bestseller Wabi Sabi by Mark Reibstein, and Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta. He has also written and illustrated The House Baba Built, which recounts his childhood in Shanghai. Born in China, Ed moved to the United States as a young man and pursued his love of art. He currently lives in New York.

Barbara DaCosta's first collaboration with Ed Young, Nighttime Ninja, won the Children's Choice Award. She makes her home in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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