Life Without Nico by Andrea Maturana
  

Life Without Nico

Written by Andrea Maturana
Illustrated by Francisco Javier Olea

Synopsis

Life Without Nico by Andrea Maturana

Maia and Nico are best friends. They never get tired of playing together. Unexpectedly, though, Nico and his family have to move far away for a while. Maia is devastated. But, slowly, things begin to change, and Maia meets an unexpected companion... she makes a new friend... she even discovers a new passion! Her life has become so happy and full, in fact, that she worries there will no longer be enough room for Nico. Of course, when he returns, she discovers there is. As Maia learns, there is always space in your heart for friendship.

Reviews

... [an] astute, sensitive tale of friendship and separation ...--The New York Times ... a deceptively simple story which explores complex themes of friendship, loss, loneliness, grief, depression and love.--CM Magazine ... highly recommended for both librarians and teachers as an excellent conversation starter when discussing loss with children.--Resource Links Empathy brims on the pages of this artful and articulate book about overwhelming feeling.--Kirkus Reviews - Starred Review Reassuring without being patronizing, this helps explain a challenging life event with insight and a light touch ...--Booklist This thoughtful and well-done exploration of loss and recovery is an important addition to library collections.--School Library Journal ... Maturana's minimal, lyrical text, set in a wistful, handwritten-style font, embellishes the artwork and beautifully modulates the mood from melancholy to lighthearted.--Publishers Weekly

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Andrea Maturana
More books by Andrea Maturana

Publisher

Kids Can Press

Publication date

19th May 2016

ISBN

9781771386111


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