The Tear Thief Hardcover – Illustrated, 14 Sep 2007
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'Just as the Tear Thief takes away children's tears and, in so doing, lessens the causes of them, so this dreamy and poetic story will have a calming effect on all those who hear it.' --The Guardian
'The varied angles and perspectives give a real sense of flying, and the delicate brushwork conveys to perfection the moistness of tears, glitter of puddles, and sparkle of stars.' --Scholastic Child Education Plus
'When the Tear Thief comes upon a little girl crying because she has lost her dog, she befriends the girl and dries her tears. As the story progresses, young listeners may begin to wonder why the Tear Thief collects tears and what she does with them, and in a soothing resolution, they find out.' --Booklist
About the Author
Carol Ann Duffy is an acclaimed poet and playwright who has also written many picture books. Her book of children's poetry, Meeting Midnight, was short-listed for the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year, 2000 and her latest collection, Rapture was the winner of 2006 T.S. Eliot Prize. Carol Ann lives in England with her daughter, Ella. The Tear Thief is her first authored book with Barefoot. She has also written the introduction to The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems Nicoletta Ceccoli was born and still lives in San Marino, Italy, with her family and two pet hens. Since studying at the State Institute of Art in Urbino, she has illustrated a number of children's titles for prominent Italian publishers. Selected three times for exhibition at the Bologna Children's Book Fair, Nicoletta was awarded the prestigious Andersen Prize in 2000, honouring her as the best children's book illustrator in Italy.
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Now she has her own copy, she is flicking through it all the time.
The gorgeous illustrations and charming story make this a book for children to treasure. They will return to it time and time again, finding something new to discover each time they look at the stunning illustrations and listen to the story. A modern fairytale, it is perfect to share with a child who is upset or enjoys a beautifully written tale. More able readers of 8 or 9 years old will love exploring the richness of the language and I can envisage teachers using this book as a model to help junior aged children write their own modern fairy tale.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Returned as not age appropriate for my 9 year olds. Really for 5-6 years.Published 3 months ago by Tracy Young
Lovely illustrations and good story. My boys really happy with this book.Published 7 months ago by Penny
I work in a primary school and bought this book for myself after having studied it with Year 5. It has fantastic illustrations and beautiful language. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nic
Beautiful, the illustrations are breathtaking and the 'message' is deep and meaningful. This is a book for adults and children! I use this with my children at schoolPublished 9 months ago by Sophie
Described as used, but you wouldn't know it. Really pristine quality and a totally beautiful and illustrated book. We have read it every night since purchased.Published 17 months ago by caz