A moving story that follows one family through generations of time spent together and shows readers that memories allow us to connect to the past, the present, and also each other.
This gorgeously illustrated book explores the power of memory, teaches children subtle lessons about the passing of time, and celebrates the cherished bonds we share with those we love.
Perfect for reading together every day, or for giving on occasions like graduation, Mother's Day, and birthdays.
E. B. Goodale is the author/illustrator of Under the Lilacs, her debut, which was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Spring 2020. She has also illustrated several other picture books including Windowsand Here and Now, both by author Julia Denos. Visit her at www.ebgoodale.com, on Twitter: @ebgoodale and on Instagram: @ebgoodale
★“A multigenerational masterpiece, and outstanding addition to any collection.” — School Library Journal (starred review)
★“[A] telescopic story about three generations’ worth of blueberry-related childhood recollections. Delicate paintings of past and present carefully echo one another. . . .a layered conclusion offers another framing, evoking the way place and circumstance can yield connection.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
★"Also is sure to prompt conversations about meaningful memories between adult readers and young listeners, while its subtext—that people and places we love are always with us in our hearts—offers quiet comfort to children experiencing loss. Also is a colorful portrait of three generations of mothers and daughters and the bonds they share." — BookPage
“Goodale presents a gentle rumination on space and time, memory, and the enduring love of family.” — Horn Book Magazine
“A simple but profound meditation on memory and its power to foster continuity and connectedness.” — Kirkus Reviews
“This book looks at the interplay of experience and memory in our minds. The text is succinct and matter-of-fact, while the illustrations, created using monotype, gouache, and blueberry ink, imaginatively depict present and past events … with the present in full color and the past in … shades of purple.”