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The Forgettery

Written by Rachel Ip

Illustrated by Laura Hughes

The Forgettery Synopsis

Amelia's granny forgets lots of things. Little things, like where she put her glasses, and big things like people and places. But everything anyone has ever forgotten is stored in The Forgettery, and there Amelia and her granny learn the power of making memories. Filled with warmth and gentle humour, The Forgettery is a beautifully written, sensitive look at dementia and memory loss. Over 850,000 people live with dementia in the UK, which will soar to 2 million by 2051. Globally, around 50 million people live with dementia, with nearly 10 million new cases each year. Opening up discussions surrounding this challenging topic with little ones has never been more important. Without ever explicitly mentioning dementia, The Forgettery can be enjoyed as an adventure story where children explore a fantastical world where memories can be re-discovered and revisited as well as newly made. Rachel Ip's tender words capture the wonderful bond between grandmother and granddaughter and Laura Hughes conjures up an exciting, wonderous space where our most precious memories are stored, and the challenge of dementia can be gently explored and understood.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405294768
Publication date: 18th March 2021
Author: Rachel Ip
Illustrator: Laura Hughes
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Rachel Ip

Rachel Ip has always loved language and literature. After studying modern languages and linguistics at Cambridge University, Rachel worked in marketing communications for over 10 years. She was born in the UK and has lived in France, the Netherlands and Hong Kong. She speaks French, German and just enough Cantonese that she won't get lost or go hungry. The Forgettery will be her debut picture book. Laura Hughes studied illustration at Kingston University and is the Oscar's Book Prize 2018 winner behind There's a Pig up my Nose. Laura is also the illustrator and artist behind Daddy's Sandwich, nominated for the Kate ...

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