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Digital Subscriptions > Quill & Quire > October 2018 > Nothing can tear us apart

Nothing can tear us apart

Critically acclaimed kidlit authors offer a fresh take on the parent-child connection


I’m Glad That You’re Happy

I’m Glad That You’re Happy

Nahid Kazemi

Groundwood Books, Ages 4–7


Torill Kove

Firefly Books, Ages 7–11

SEPARATION IS THE FIRST a nxiety most of u s experience; infants feel it even when their parent is in the same room. Whether it be the first day of school, a breakup, or even a death, separation – and its upside, independence – is a ritual that repeats throughout our lives. Two new picture books by foreign-born, Montrealbased author-illustrators take different visual and metaphoric approaches to the topic, but share the message that separation need not mean severance – that the ties that bind us remain even when they no longer feel tangible.

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