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How is possible?!
The story of Elvis
Peter Schössow
Bookbinding: hardcover
Size: 24,7 x 22,7 cms
ISBN: 978-84-89804-98-2
Edition number: 2nd edition
Age: 6 years old and up
PRICE:  13.46 €
PRICE VAT INCLUDED:  13.99 €
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Nobody knows why that little girl carrying a big bag is yelling at strangers, until someone dares to ask her about. She is sad because Elvis is dead. Not the famous Elvis, but her canary, that now will receive a proper funeral. She can also tell her new friends about what Elvis was like and about how well he sang. A book that can comfort children and a wonderful picture book that is full of poetry.

 

 

German Award to the best children’s book 2006 (picture books).

 

 

“With an astonishing care and a cutting humour, by means of a laconic text, without a trace of false sentimentality, but with comic or cartoon-like pictures, the distinguished German author and illustrator talks about the mixed feelings caused by the dead of a loved one: sadness, anger, lack of understanding… Finally, covered by their friends, the little girl cries and tells them what Elvis was like, she feels comforted and, eventually, is able to laugh when she imagines the two Elvis meeting. It is simply brilliant.” (CLIJ, Children and Young Adults’ Literature Notebooks).

 

“… we feel astonished when we realize how it can express so much with so little”. (Educación y Biblioteca Magazine).

 

 

“… a story that is brilliantly set up, perfectly combining an accurate text and illustrations, and that opens expectations from the very beginning, that creates, maintains an rations the thriller and that deals with the issue in a careful and gentle way, with a touch of humour and sweetness and lots of wit. It can be useful for making conversation with children about the issue, but, above all, this is a good story to tell, read, observe and share” (Pep Molist in Babar).

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