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The Pond
The Pond

The Pond

By Nicola Davies, Illustrated by Cathy Fisher


32 Pages, 9.75 x 9.75

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $22.99)

Publication Date: November 2017

ISBN 9781912050703

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

Graffeg (Nov 2017)

Price: $16.99


This moving, beautifully-illustrated tale centers on a young boy who, after losing his father, finds comfort and appreciation in the natural world

A touching picture book for children about a young boy and his family overcoming the loss of his father. This colorful, emotional book is filled with natural imagery, centering on a small pond in the garden, and will teach children not only about death and loss, but the importance of the natural world.


"An emotionally vivid, hopeful illustration of unpredictability, disappointment, and acceptance—recommended for children and parents alike." —Kirkus Reviews on Perfect

"Recommended for collections looking to generate discussion about expectations, differences, and acceptance." —School Library Journal on Perfect

"Heart-wrenching, powerful, and beautifully realized." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"[A] gentle expression of coping with love and loss."  —Foreword Reviews

"The artwork, in pastel crayon and mixed-media, is glorious." —Booklist

"The book is extraordinary in its beauty and honesty." —School Library Journal

Author Biography

Nicola Davies is an award-winning author whose many books for children include Animal Surprises, Into the Blue, and The Word Bird. Her book The Promise was declared one of the best picture books of the year by the New York Times. Cathy Fisher illustrated Lion Teen Tracks and, with Nicola Davies, Perfect.