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Blueberry Girl

Written by Neil Gaiman

Illustrated by Charles Vess

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LoveReading View on Blueberry Girl

Feisty in its hopes and wishes for a modern baby girl, this is also an enchanting lullaby which is warmly illustrated. The hopes for the baby girl include, “let her have brave days and truth”, “trust and delight in her youth” as well as “Grant her the wisdom to choose her right path, free from unkindness and fear.” Taken together, it is a heart-warming guide to life.  A gorgeous book to share with your toddler and for children to be inspired by as they grow in confidence as young readers.

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Blueberry Girl Synopsis

Neil Gaiman wrote Blueberry Girl for a friend who was about to become the mother of a little girl. He has turned the deeply personal wish for a daughter into a book that celebrates the glory of growing up. Illustrated throughout with gorgeous art by Charles Vess, whose work can also be seen in Susanna Clarke's The Ladies of Grace Adieu.

Blueberry Girl Press Reviews

'A great baby present'
Guardian

'It is really a book for mothers and daughters (whatever their ages) as it celebrates the glory of growing up ... very moving'
The Bookseller

'Highly unusual picture book, which would make a good gift for new parents'
Jewish Chronicle

'The skilful poetic rhythms and phrases of the word pictures, together with the artfully designed pages and the paintings of the renowned Vess, create a charmingly idealised feel-good factor'
The School Librarian

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ISBN: 9780747595984
Publication date: 01/03/2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780747595984
Publication date: 1st March 2010
Author: Neil Gaiman
Illustrator: Charles Vess
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers

About Neil Gaiman

Bestselling author Neil Gaiman has long been one of the top writers in modern comics, as well as writing books for readers of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama. Gaiman was the creator/writer of monthly cult DC Comics horror-weird series, Sandman, which won nine Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. Norman Mailer said of Sandman: "Along with all else, Sandman is a comic strip for intellectuals, and I say ...

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