My next book out in America will be Family Reminders. Written by Julie Danneberg and published by Charlesbridge, with black and white illustrations by your’s truely. Mary McHugh has a nearly perfect life in the frontier town of Cripple Creek, Colorado, but all that changes when her father suffers a serius mining accident. He no longer whistles, plays the piano, or carves the intricate wooden “Reminders” that mark the milestones in the family’s life together. Mostly he sits in silence at the kitchen table or sleeps. As winter’s chill gives way to spring’s thaw, Mary tries to remind her family of how much they have to live for – namely, each other. (From the jacket copy).
The book is officially released on 1st July, though you can pre-order on Amazon. Here’s the cover
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