The Silence Slips in

(Author) (Illustrator)

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Orca Book Publishers
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9.2 X 9.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

ALISON HUGHES a publié 16 livres pour enfants et jeunes adultes et a été traduite en français, en coréen, en néerlandais et en turque. Elle a reçu le Writers' Union Writing for Children Award et a été finaliste du prix littéraire du Gouverneur général ainsi que du prix littéraire de l'Alberta. De nombreuses fois, elle a également été finaliste de différents prix provinciaux du choix des enfants. Elle vit en Alberta.

ALISON HUGHES has published 16 books for children and young adults, with translations into French, Korean, Dutch, and Turkish. She won the Writers' Union Writing for Children Award, and has been a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Awards, the Alberta Literary Awards, and many times for provincial children's choice awards. She lives in Alberta.

As a child, Ninon Pelletier wanted to become an astronaut in order to see the world differently. Instead, thanks to her great imagination, she became an illustrator. She studied photography and graphic design, and has illustrated over thirty children's books. She was nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award in 2016. She lives in Montreal, Quebec, surrounded by her pencils, charcoals and friends.


&quotGently alludes to the benefits of finding contentment in quietude and how learning to do so might benefit readers for years to come.&quot--Publishers Weekly
"This ode to mindfulness, with its poetic text, offers reassurance to children often overwhelmed by their busy days so that they can find their own way back to calm and steady waters…Just right for busy families who seek balance and mindfulness.
The French edition, Le Silence se glisse près de toi, is beautifully translated by Rachel Martinez and has its own lyricism and lilt, perfect for Francophone parents and caregivers wanting bilingual options for their children. "--Kirkus Reviews
&quotThis thoughtful story focusing on mindfulness…will provide an important viewpoint for adults to share with young children.&quot--Resource Links
&quotA lovely book about finding the silence and calm in life…Fits well when discussing self-regulation and mindfulness with children. Highly Recommended.&quot--CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"A needed edition in our world today where children rush from one activity to the next, an environment where children with sensory overload issues may need calming and simply a pleasant story for the end of a long day. It will leave a child feeling protected and ready to rest."--Youth Services Book Reviews
"Such a nice reminder of the joy that is find in quiet moments. A nice introduction to or supplement of mindfulness. Pelletier's illustrations add to the dreamy atmosphere every time Silence makes an appearance."--Kiss the Book blog
"As a bedtime book, this book will calm the most rambunctious after a long day. A lovely topic that promotes both the beauty of language and the power of symbolism has a wonderful message for children. Excellent Book of Note."--Must Read Literature