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IThe Fueral Matt James

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23 July 2019
RRP: $24.99
ISBN: 9781925870404
Hardback, 40 pages
305 x 222mm
Picture Book
Ages 3-7

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The Funeral

by Matt James

Norma misses her great-uncle Frank, but she is looking forward to his funeral. She’s excited for time off school and a chance to play with her favourite cousin, Ray.
And even though the day is full of things Norma doesn’t understand, she is sure of one thing: Uncle Frank would have liked his funeral.

This is a gentle and even joyful story about life and death, and how kids navigate the most serious of subjects.

About the Author

Matt James is a painter, author/illustrator and musician whose many highly acclaimed children’s books include Yellow Moon, Apple Moon by Pamela Porter (New Mexico Book Award); I Know Here by Laurel Croza (Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award) and its companion volume, From There to Here; and The Stone Thrower by Jael Ealey Richardson. The Funeral is the first picture book he has written and illustrated.