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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
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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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A young boy coping with his mothers death
Age-5-8
Source-Pierce County Library
  morganchapin | Mar 22, 2017 |
The young boys mom dies and he begins to experience different stages of grief. He thinks that he needs to take care of his dad, and then his grandma when she arrives because they are sad. Then the son begins to fear that he will forget his mother until his grandma explains that even though she is not there anymore, she is still with him in his heart. Appropriate for ages 4 and up. ( )
  Belinda80 | Feb 25, 2017 |
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.

3-5
Pierce College Library System
  E.V. | Jun 13, 2016 |
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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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