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THE DAY MY MOTHER LEFT
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THE DAY MY MOTHER LEFT

Author: James Prosek
Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER, Mar 2009
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1-4169-0770-X

Synopsis
When his mother leaves 9-year-old Jeremy seeks to make sense of her abandonment. He throws himself into recreating the Book of Birds, a collection of drawings that his mother took with her on the day she left. While his father fights his own depression & his sister distances herself from their lives, Jeremy turns wholeheartedly to nature, & finds solace in the quiet comfort of drawing. Ages 9-12. 5.5x8 inches, 304 pgs.

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Jeremy's whole life changed the day his mother left.

When his mother leaves with the father of his worst enemy at school, nine-year-old Jeremy seeks to make sense of her abandonment. He throws himself into recreating the Book of Birds, a collection of drawings that his mother took with her on the day she left. While his father fights his own depression & his sister distances herself from their lives, Jeremy turns wholeheartedly to nature, & finds solace in the quiet comfort of drawing.

In this novel, James Prosek tells Jeremy's story without blame, without self-pity, & without excuses. The Day My Mother Left should be read by anyone who has gone through the pain of losing a parent, & by anyone who wants to meet Jeremy, a boy who can see inside himself the person he wants to become.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
JAMES PROSEK
is a leading expert on fly-fishing. He began his writing career at age 20 with Trout: An Illustrated History. His other books include Joe and Me: An Education in Fishing and Friendship and Early Love of Brook Trout. His first venture into children's books, A Good Day's Fishing, was published in 2004.


 
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