In our old house, Ma told me there was nothing to be scared of. No monsters hiding behind doors, or in wardrobes, or under beds. She said there were no dark places at all. But in the new house, under my new bed, that’s where I found Shadow.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Subject||Diversity, Social Emotional Learning|
|Number of Pages||40|
The Horn Book Magazine
“Children will interpret the story differently depending on their own life experiences, but the trajectory of moving from a sad and lonely state to one of connection is universal.”—The Horn Book Magazine
School Library Journal
“This title gently relates the experience of one child coping with difficult times, and possible points out the pitfalls and solutions for others going through similar situations.”—School Library Journal
“This soft-spoken story can be anything from a simple, lovely, modern fairy tale to a stunning allegory about overcoming fear and how a parent’s depression can affect a child.”—Booklist Online
“A well-executed work about the transformative nature of togetherness.”—Publishers Weekly
“Sensitively shines a metaphorical light onto scary but nonetheless real emotions.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Lucy Christopher
Lucy Christopher is the award-winning author of Stolen, Flyaway, The Killing Woods, and Storm-Wake. She is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, UK, where she has a PhD in Creative Writing.
Illustrator: Anastasia Suvorova
Anastasia Suvorova is an award-winning children's book illustrator from St. Petersburg, Russia. She is the 2018 winner of the Bologna Children's Book Fair Silent Book Contest.