Synopses & Reviews
An accessible book about a difficult topic
"Are you ever afraid?" William asks his grandmother. But her answer isn't what he expects. His grandma isn't afraid of big dogs or thunder and lightning like William is. Instead, she's afraid that she won't see the flowers bloom next spring. She's afraid that she'll miss the magpie building its nest. Most of all, she's afraid of losing the things she loves — especially William. But then it's William's turn to surprise her with his response.
With soft, inviting artwork, this reassuring story contains a stirring message about the power and constancy of love.
About the Author
Constance Orbeck-Nilssen studied at the Norwegian Journalist Academy in Oslo and completed the writing program at the Norwegian Children's Literature Institute. She now works as a freelance journalist and children's author, and she has written a number of picture books. She lives in Norway.