The Shadow by Donna Diamond

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A young girl confronts her fears in an eerie, wordless picture book featuring stunning, hyper-realistic illustrations.

It’s an ordinary afternoon. A child comes home, heads upstairs, and sprawls on the floor to do some drawing under the watchful eyes of a pair of favorite dolls. But there’s another character in this wordless story: the shadow, unnoticed at first, then slowly creeping into her field of view. It’s a terrifying sight. Will the girl cower, or will she take on this shadow and tell it who’s boss? And where will the shadow go from there? With mesmerizing intensity, this dreamlike story tells an unflinching tale about recognizing and staring down one’s fears — if only for a time.

About Donna Diamond

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Donna Diamond has illustrated numerous children’s books and book jackets, including Katherine Paterson’s BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA. She lives in Riverdale, New York.
Published July 13, 2010 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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observant readers will notice (though the girl doesn’t) that even in sunlight, her shadow has glowing eyes, shaped menacingly.

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Youth Services Book Review

I suggest library purchases only by public libraries where caregivers who know their child would be selecting the books or a middle or high school library where the book could be used as a writing prompt.

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Sci-Fi Bulletin

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Sci-Fi Bulletin

A few possible hints as to the overarching theme of this eleven-Doctor series emerge during Simon Guerrier’s tale – not quite enough to make you go back to listen to the first one, but if there’s something similar in next month’s then it’s truly mixing the classic and new series together.

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Simon Guerrier’s Shadow of the Past sees Caroline John reprise her role as Third Doctor companion Liz Shaw.

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Sci-Fi Bulletin

Jonathan Morris bring this trilogy to a close, picking up on elements from John Dorney and Rick Briggs’ stories, and adding his own twists – not least a timey-wimey element where the Doctor doesn’t experience the events of the story quite in the order that the rest of us do.

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