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Where Lily Isn't

Where Lily Isn't

Julie Paschkis; illustrations by Margaret Chodos-Irvine

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


Where Lily Isn't is Julie Paschkis and Margaret Chodos-Irvine's beautiful bereavement picture book celebrating the love of a lost pet.

Lily ran and jumped and barked and whimpered and growled and wiggled and wagged and licked and snuggled.

But not now.

It is hard to lose a pet. There is sadness, but also hope—for a beloved pet lives on in your heart, your memory, and your imagination.

Praise for Where Lily Isn't

"Understated but powerful . . . with a sweet, unforgettable ending." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Beautifully written and illustrated . . . answers a real need that children have." —School Library Journal

"Poignant . . it’s the authentic specifics about the experience of loss, unfolding in Paschkis’ quietly rhythmic prose, that make it so real as well as so sad. Chodos-Irvine’s light-filled stencil and gouache artwork is key to controlling the mood." —The Bulletin, starred review


Reviews from Goodreads

Julie Paschkis; illustrations by Margaret Chodos-Irvine

Julie Paschkis is the author and illustrator of Vivid: Poems & Notes about Color and Flutter & Hum. She is a painter and an award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People and Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Margaret Chodos-Irvine uses a variety of printmaking and painting techniques to create innovative patterns, vibrant colors, and uniquely textured imagery in her work. She has illustrated many books for children, including Caldecott Honor book Ella Sarah Gets Dressed, which she also wrote. Margaret lives in Seattle, Washington.

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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