Something Big (Hardcover)

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By Sylvie Neeman, Ingrid Godon (Illustrator)
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A big one and little one talk together. The little one is frustrated because he wants to do something really big, even though he's still small. The big one asks if he means something big like a mountain. No, a mountain is too big. Big like an elephant? No, that's too gray. More like a lighthouse by the sea, muses the boy, though not exactly. Father and son take a walk by the ocean, and there something surprising and deep and big occurs. Lyrical and gentle, Something Big is a touching story about childhood, parenting, and experiences that repeat generation after generation. Here the author beautifully grasps the tension between a child's smallness and his ability to dream big dreams.

About the Author

Sylvie Neeman was born in Lausannein 1963. After receiving her degree, shebegan her life as an author and editor.Currently, she is the editor of the literaryreview, Parole, and has published manywonderful books. Ingrid Godon was born in Belgium in1958. A prolific illustrator, her books havebeen translated into many languagesand have received many awards. She livesin Liège.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781592701407
ISBN-10: 159270140X
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2013
Pages: 40
Language: English

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