I use this book as a trigger for literacy activities with adults.Incredibly emotional experience. Themes include coping with guilt, isolation, grief, and perspective.What is not said, what (or who) does not have a voice, is as important as what is said. Of special mention is the disjunct between story and illustrations. Simply beautiful.
Not a children's book, although I have used it with upper primary classes. It's a travesty that the book is no longer in print.
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