The CityBook - 2010
Following on from The Island , Armin Greder offers a contemporary mother-and-son fable that is powerful and compelling. Some time ago, in a big city in a distant country where winter would sometimes last three years, there lived a woman. She had a child. A son. And because she loved him very much she promised herself that he should be spared the terrible things that happen in life, and with him in her arms she left her house and the city and in a place where there were no roads and no bridges she built him a house and in it she cared for him and was happy. But one moonless night she died. A fable for children and for mothers, this courageous tale explores the effort and the suffering it takes to grow--and above all else, to let grow.
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin Children's, 2010.
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,ill. (some col.) ;,32 cm.