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My father's arms are a boat

Author: Stein Erik Lunde; Oyvind Torseter; Kari Dickson
Publisher: New York : Enchanted Lion Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Primary school : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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It's quieter than it's ever been. Unable to sleep, a young boy climbs into his father's arms. Feeling the warmth and closeness of his father, he begins to ask questions about the birds, the foxes, and whether his mom will ever wake up. They go outside under the starry sky. Loss and love are as present as the white spruces, while the father's clear answers and assurances calm his worried son. Here we feel the cycles  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Juvenile works
Fiction
Picture books
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stein Erik Lunde; Oyvind Torseter; Kari Dickson
ISBN: 9781592701247 1592701248
OCLC Number: 783151496
Notes: Originally published in Norwegian as Eg kan ikkje sove no by Det Norske Samlaget, 2009.
Awards: Mildred L. Batchelder Honor, 2014
Target Audience: Ages 4-8.
Description: 28 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Eg kan ikkje sove no.
Responsibility: Stein Erik Lunde ; Oyvind Torseter ; translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson.

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In this quiet, sad, but ultimately incandescent picture book, we meet a gentle, steady father who calms his anxious son.  Read more...

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2014 Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book Brain Pickings' Best Children's, Illustrated, and Picture Books of 2013 "A young boy, grieving and unable to sleep, climbs into his father's steady arms to find Read more...

 
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