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When sadness is at your door / Eva Eland.

Eland, Eva, author, illustrator. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hawley Public Library E E (Text) 33500013003272 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library E E (Text) 33500013003264 New Checked out 09/25/2019
Roseau Public Library e ELA (Text) 35500006142515 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525707189
  • ISBN: 0525707182
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First American Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Children's Books, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: A young child experiences sadness as if it were a visitor, acknowledging the emotion and suggesting activities to do with it.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 January #1
    In intimate, direct-address prose and uncomplicated sepia line illustrations with a muted palette, this picture book represents sadness as a large, blue-hued amorphous figure that appears in a child's life: "Sometimes, Sadness arrives unexpectedly." No reason is given; it's just at the door, carrying a suitcase. But by externalizing sadness and giving it presence—here, more soft and expressive than intimidating—Eland portrays the many ways it can feel, from sitting "so close to you, you can hardly breathe" to "like you've become Sadness yourself," accompanied by an image of the child overlaid by the translucent Sadness, while other children play nearby. Also, however, she invites readers to look at sadness with new perspective and offers potential coping strategies. Eventually, just as unpredictably, "it might be gone . . . today is a new day." While its blend of literal and metaphorical may be esoteric for some younger ones, this ultimately explores a complex feeling with support and nonjudgmental compassion, while offering an affirming way to understand, discuss, and view sadness that children—and their adults—may find helpful. Preschool-Grade 2. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

EVA ELAND Eva Eland is a Dutch author and illustrator who lives in the UK. She earned an MA with distinction in children's book illustration from the prestigious Cambridge School of Art, and has also studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the School of Visual Arts in New York. When Sadness is at Your Door is her first picture book. Eva grew up in Delft, Netherlands, and now lives in Cambridge, UK with her fiancé.
Visit her, and follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @evaeland.

Subject: Sadness > Juvenile fiction.
Emotions > Juvenile fiction.
Sadness > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Depression & Mental Illness.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings.
Emotions > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Picture books for children.

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