MAMA LOVES ME FROM AWAY by Pat Brisson

MAMA LOVES ME FROM AWAY

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Age Range: 8 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Separated by a prison sentence, a child and her mother find ways to stay connected in this affecting story. Sugar and Mama are extremely close. They share the same birthday and love to spend time together telling stories. But life takes an unexpected turn when Mama is incarcerated—Brisson doesn’t give details, but all readers need to know is revealed in Sugar’s eyes. Caple’s realistic watercolors focus on the child’s face, portraying a sense of deep sadness, confusion, and loss. What emerges is a story of triumph over adversity, a non-judgmental look at life rocked by unfortunate events and how people cope under difficult circumstances. Young readers will empathize with Sugar; those in the same situation will no doubt be comforted. (Picture book. 8-12)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2004
ISBN: 1-56397-966-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Boyds Mills
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 2004




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