Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree

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Auteur: Paola Peretti
Uitgever: Hot Key Books
  • Engels
  • 9781471407550
  • januari 2018
  • Paperback
  • 256 pagina's
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Nine-year-old Mafalda knows that at some point in the next six months her sight will fail completely, and so with the help of her friends and family she sets about preparing herself for the life now ahead of her. Peretti's debut novel, inspired by her own life story

Mafalda is a nine-year-old girl who knows one thing: some time in the next six months her sight will fail completely.
Can Mafalda find a way through a seemingly dark future and still go to school, play football and look after her beloved cat? With the help of her family, and her friends, Mafalda needs to discover the things that will be important to her when her sight has failed.
A moving, empowering tale of courage and determination that will inspire young and old.


A simply told, bitter-sweet story, with a powerful poetic message -- Jacqueline Wilson This beautiful book is a must-read for any family that has recently received a diagnosis of sight loss. It's a modern-day fable that will help adults and children, friends and family understand and come to terms with life-changing health issues -- Red Szell * Connect Radio * Must Read * Saturday Express Magazine * A captivating, wise and highly visual children's novel * Observer Magazine * No matter what age, readers are bound to tear up at this beautifully written novel... Whether you are looking for a book to read together, something to recommend to a child, or a short novel that offers a unique perspective, Mafalda's story will stay with you long after you have finished reading it * Happiful Magazine * Tender and thought-provoking, with a powerful but unforced message * Book Trust * This little gem of book is for everyone - children and adults. It's a beautiful and inspiring story of overcoming fear and adversity. -- Sinead Moriarty This lyrically written, moving book makes you think about what is truly important. A little gem * Irish Independent * A beautifully written, poignant tale of a little girl's courageous struggle * Inis Reading Guide * A mystical, semi-autobiographical novel about a girl who is going blind. Well developed characters, including the boy who becomes her friend. Poignant, moving * Read for Empathy Guide *



januari 2018
19,8 x 12,9 x 2 cm
Aantal pagina's
256 pagina's
Aanbevolen leeftijd
12 jaar


Paola Peretti
Hot Key Books


Vertaald door
Denise Muir



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