Sad Book
Michael Rosen

Ages: 7-11

A heartbreakingly honest account of a father’s grief for his son from the illustrious pairing of two former Children’s Laureates.


Sad Book chronicles Michael's grief at the death of his son Eddie from meningitis at the age of 19. A moving combination of sincerity and simplicity, it acknowledges that sadness is not always avoidable or reasonable and perfects the art of making complicated feelings plain.

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Michael Rosen

I grew up in the London suburb of Pinner, a place my parents often wondered about. How had we landed there? My parents were teachers, politically committed (socialists), and great storytellers and...

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