LoveReading4Kids

Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Kids community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...

Find out more

The Afterwards

Written by A. F. Harrold

Illustrated by Emily Gravett

Adventure Stories Family / Home Stories Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers General Fiction

LoveReading View on The Afterwards

A powerful, poignant, darkly comic and deeply moving story about friendship at its most extraordinary.

LoveReading4Kids

The Afterwards Synopsis

Fact: Ember and Ness are best friends. There's nothing more to say about it. It is what it is. It is what will always be. Ember and Ness. Then Ness dies. It is sudden and unexpected and leaves Ember completely empty. How can this be? When Ember finds a way into the Afterworld, she determines to bring Ness back. Because that's what friends do isn't it? They rescue each other. They help. They never give up. Ember and Ness. That don't change.

Dark, poetic, comic and heartwrenching with wonderfully apt illustrations

The Afterwards Press Reviews

A brave, challenging and beautifully written book that unflinchingly confronts death, grief and denial, but which is redeemed by a dark humour and, beneath everything, a beating heart of love - Daily Mail

Gripping and poignant, a look at what it means to be brave and alive in the face of loss - Kirkus, starred review

Inventively meshes - and blurs - the realistic and the fanciful ... Aided by Gravett's evocative art, Harrold brings this eerie, Briticism-laced tale about accepting change, letting go, and love's indissoluble bonds to an affecting finale that is very much grounded in real life - Publishers Weekly

Praise for The Imaginary;

By turns scary and funny, touching without being sentimental, and beautifully illustrated by Emily Gravett, The Imaginary is a delight from start to finish - Financial Times

A moving read about loyalty and belief in the extraordinary - Guardian

This is young fiction of the very best quality, showcasing inspiration, inventiveness and an intoxicating passion for storytelling. The Imaginary has the potential to be a family favourite and a future classic - Booktrust

If you loved this, you might like these...

The Afterwards
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: MinaLima Edition
Dark Art
Fizzlebert Stump The Boy Who Ran Away From the Circus (and joined the library)

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781408894347
Publication date: 05/09/2019
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781408894316
Publication date: 01/11/2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408894347
Publication date: 5th September 2019
Author: A. F. Harrold
Illustrator: Emily Gravett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Family / Home Stories, Fantasy / Magical, General Fiction
Collections: 60 books to explain death to children and help them grieve,

About A. F. Harrold

A.F. Harrold is an English poet (1975-present). He writes and performs for adults and children, in cabaret and in schools, in bars and in basements, in fields and indoors. He was Glastonbury Festival Website's Poet-In-Residence in 2008, and Poet-In-Residence at Cheltenham Literature Festival in 2010. He won the Cheltenham All Stars Slam Championship in 2007 and has had his work on BBC Radio 4, Radio 3 and BBC7. He is active in schools work, running workshops and slams and doing performances at ungodly hours of the morning, and has published several collections of poetry. He is the owner of many books, a handful of ...

More About A. F. Harrold

More Books By A. F. Harrold

Cover for The Book of Not Entirely Useful Advice by A. F. Harrold
Cover for Fizzlebert Stump and the Bearded Boy by A. F. Harrold
Cover for Fizzlebert Stump The Boy Who Ran Away From the Circus (and joined the library) by A. F. Harrold
View All Books By A. F. Harrold

Share this book

LoveReading
LoveWriting
LoveReading4Schools
CHECK OUT OUR INDIE AND SELF PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEW AND PROMOTION SERVICE    Read More
×