Where Do We Go When We Disappear? by Isabel Minhos Martins

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Without a direct mention or visual reference to death, here is real comfort to readers who have suffered any sort of loss, profound or otherwise.
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Who can say with absolute certainty where people go when they disappear? Do we go to the same place that lost socks go to? Or do we perhaps evaporate into the skies like puddles? Children ask big questions, and this book seeks to provide some answers.
This charming book tackles a serious theme in a philosophical and often whimsical way by drawing on the world around us for ideas, and offers children a new way of looking at the world. The conclusion? “Nothing is too empty a place to be in. And if we all go there, it will cease to be nothing in no time.”

Praise for Where Do We Go When We Disappear?
"A book that challenges them to think about their world in different, unexpected ways."
--Publishers Weekly
 

About Isabel Minhos Martins

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Isabel Minhós Martins is a Portuguese author and publisher whose words are found in works of poetry, children's books, magazines, comic books, and scripts for cartoons. Madalena Matoso is an award-winning illustrator from Lisbon whose quirky and graphically striking imagery won Portugal's coveted National Prize of Illustration in 2008.
 
Published August 6, 2013 by Tate. 44 pages
Genres: Children's Books.
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Publishers Weekly

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on Jul 01 2013

Throughout, Matoso offers blocky, vividly colored images of landscapes...Rather than answer children’s questions, it’s a book that challenges them to think about their world in different, unexpected ways.

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on Jul 03 2013

Without a direct mention or visual reference to death, here is real comfort to readers who have suffered any sort of loss, profound or otherwise.

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