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The Scar by Charlotte Moundlic

The Scar (original 2009; edition 2011)

by Charlotte Moundlic, Olivier Tallec (Illustrator)

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Title:The Scar
Authors:Charlotte Moundlic
Other authors:Olivier Tallec (Illustrator)
Info:Candlewick (2011), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Easy, Gr.1-3, Gr.k-1, Gr.k-3, Life Lessons

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The Scar by Charlotte Moundlic (2009)



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For a child who's mother has passed
  Mickhaela08 | Nov 30, 2016 |
Ages 4-7. This is a very sad book about a boy who just lost his mother, he is angry and hurt. The boy feels like he will forget his mother but as the days go by things get easier. Great book for a child trying to cope with losing their mother.
  Stephany_Contreras | Nov 26, 2016 |
Expresses a child's intense emotions of dealing with the death of his mother and how to cope in a healthy manner.

Pierce College Library System
  E.V. | Jun 13, 2016 |
This book about the young boy whose lost his mother. He was confused, try to accept and understand his mother's death. However, his emotional overflow became angry,fears that changed to tears.Heart touching bibliotherapy book who have straggle to accept death of someone very special in the life.
Ages 4-7 Source: Pierce County Library ( )
  EikoErfort | Mar 10, 2016 |
After his mother dies, the boy in the story is dealing with many emotions for himself and his father. He feels like he is losing memories of his mother, like her scent and voice, he tries different things to keep those memories. He remembers how his mother used to care for him when he was hurt, he hears her voice when he falls down and skins his knee, then continues to pick at the scab to keep hearing her. His grandma comes to visit and lets him know that his mother will always be in his heart, which makes him feel a little better.

Age Level: 5-8
Source: Pierce County Library
  MsKrystal | Nov 30, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763653411, Hardcover)

A little boy responds to his mother's death in a genuine, deeply moving story leavened by glimmers of humor and captivating illustrations.

When the boy in this story wakes to find that his mother has died, he is overwhelmed with sadness, anger, and fear that he will forget her. He shuts all the windows to keep in his mother's familiar smell and scratches open the cut on his knee to remember her comforting voice. He doesn't know how to speak to his dad anymore, and when Grandma visits and throws open the windows, it's more than the boy can take--until his grandmother shows him another way to feel that his mom's love is near. With tenderness, touches of humor, and unflinching emotional truth, Charlotte Moundlic captures the loneliness of grief through the eyes of a child, rendered with sympathy and charm in Olivier Tallec's expressive illustrations.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:38 -0400)

When his mother dies, a little boy is angry at his loss but does everything he can to hold onto the memory of her scent, her voice, and the special things she did for him, even as he tries to help his father and grandmother cope.

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