• Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 2   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

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.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Category Diversity, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lantana Publishing
Imprint Lantana Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2019-10-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV058000, JUV039090
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9 x 9.75
Lexile 500
ATOS Reading Level 2.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 503379
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


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

Booklist Online

“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

Publishers Weekly

“A well-executed work about the transformative nature of togetherness.”—Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“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.