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The Scar

Foreword Review — Winter 2012

This gentle and candid story tracks the reactions of a little boy to his mother’s death: anger at her having left him, frustration at not being able to take care of Dad, and fear of not being able to remember how she smells. When he skins his knee, he hears Mom’s comforting voice and picks the scab to relive the sensation. He eventually begins healing and treasures his scar as a reminder. Beautiful, spare drawings perfectly complement the brave narrative. Ages five and up.