Whatever Happened to My Sister by Simona Ciraolo
  

Whatever Happened to My Sister

Written by Simona Ciraolo
Illustrated by Simona Ciraolo

RRP £11.99

Synopsis

Whatever Happened to My Sister by Simona Ciraolo

A young girl sets out to find out exactly what happened to her sister. Who is this new sister? Why does she never want to play anymore?For anyone who has ever felt left behind, Simona Ciraolo, the best-selling author of Hug Me, paints a touchingly sweet portrayal of the transience of childhood and how adolescence and growing up can be a truly mystifying experience.Simona Ciraolo is a Sardinian born author and illustrator whose witty and endearing tales recently won her the Sebastian Walker Award. Ciraolo studied animation at the National Film School in Turin, Italy, before moving to the United Kingdom where she undertook an MA in children's book illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She has also worked as a freelance 2D animator for children's TV shows and illustrated five picture books for an independent Italian publisher. Simona lives in South London.

Reviews

The art is arresting and amusing, a skillful combination of watercolor and other media, using a limited palette. [...] the book is noteworthy for taking the viewpoint of a younger sibling instead of the more common theme of a beleaguered older child. Gently humorous art and text transform a simple story into a haven for children feeling temporarily sibling-wary. A tender, whimsical look at growth, change, and sisters. Kirkus Reviews

Rendered in muted watercolors and pencil, the illustrations display the action and a sense of isolation. Readers may see their own growing siblings reflected in this thoughtful book. School Library Journal

About the Author

Simona Ciraolo studied animation at the National Film School in Turin, Italy, before moving to the UK, where she worked in advertising, children’s television and on feature films. She then went on to undertake the prestigious MA in Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, where she was awarded the Sebastian Walker Award 2014. Born in Sardinia, Italy, Simona now lives in London.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Simona Ciraolo
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Author's Website

simonaciraolo.com/

Publisher

Flying Eye Books

Publication date

1st August 2015

ISBN

9781909263529


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