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Author Peters, Andrew (Andrew Fusek), author.
Title The color thief : a family's story of depression / written by Andrew Fusek Peters & Polly Peters ; illustrated by Karin Littlewood.
Pub Info Chicago, Illinois Albert Whitman & Company, 2015.
©2014.
Rating
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS 
 Falmouth-Children's Room  J PARENT TEACHER Peters     AVAILABLE
 Oak Bluffs-Children's  J PICTURE PETERS     AVAILABLE
 Osterville-Childrens  J 616.85 PETERS     AVAILABLE
Descript 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 28 cm.
text rdacontent
still image rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Audience AD510L Lexile
Note Accelerated Reader LG 2.6 0.5 0.5 178129
First published: 2014 by Wayland.
Summary The Colour Thief is a story about depression. Written by Andrew Fusek Peters, it recounts a child's experience of losing his father to depression. As the illness takes hold his father disappears into a world of pain and confusion taking with it the once colourful life they both shared. The boy fears that he is somehow to blame for his fathers condition despite reassurances to the contrary. As the father seeks help a mere glint of colour reappears and with it hope that they can be full of colour once again. An ideal book for parents and carers to share with children to help them make sense of the devastating effects that depression can cause. Poignent illustrations show sensitivity and pain in equal measure. Bought to life by the award-winning illustrator Karin Littlewood. Depression affects 1 in 4 people at some point in their life. This book is a way to open up discussion to support children who may be experiencing depression within their family.
Subject Depression in men -- Juvenile fiction.
Mentally ill -- Family relationships -- Juvenile fiction.
Father and child -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre Children's stories.
Subject Family members -- Juvenile fiction.
Fathers -- Juvenile fiction.
Children -- Juvenile fiction.
Add Author Peters, Polly, author.
Littlewood, Karin, illustrator.
ISBN 9780807512739
0807512737
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