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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

CHASING SHADOWS By Corinne Fenton, ill. Hannah Sommerville. Melbourne, Ford Street Publishing, 2014

Beth suffers from depression, something that even children can experience. Hoping to chase away the shadows, Beth’s father brings home Patches, a lively, mischievous puppy.

But depression isn’t that simple. You can’t cure it with a “cheer up!” It takes a near disaster to bring her out of her shadow land...

A lovely, simple, gentle story that will help children to understand this condition.

And once again, Ford Street has discovered a wonderful new artist, Hannah Sommerville, a Victorian artist whose first book this is.  There is something very Julie Vivas about the style of Ms Sommerville’s art. 

Hopefully, she will be just as successful when her time comes.

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