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...
Join Lucy Christopher as she shares her debut picture book Shadow, a moving story about a little girl finding a shadow in a new house, causing mischief, and ultimately rediscovering the connection with Mum she needed all along.
Then, get a chance to create your own shadows. Maybe you could even perform some mischief with them.
Lucy Christopher is the Course Director of the MA in Creative Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University and the award-winning author of Stolen, Flyaway, The Killing Woods and Storm-Wake.
“This soft-spoken story can be anything from a simple, lovely, modern fairy tale to a stunning allegory about overcoming fear & how a parent's depression can affect a child.” ALA Booklist
“Beautiful. A really powerful exploration.” Nicola Davies, award-winning author
“Helpful to any family going through a challenging situation yet hoping for a brighter future.” Youth Services Book Reviews, 5 STARS