|Illustrated By:||McGraw, Sheila|
|By (author):||Munsch, Robert|
|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / Canadian|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Classics|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings|
|Size:||8.00in x 8.00in x 0.12in|
|From The Publisher*|
A young woman holds her newborn son
"I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be."
So begins the story that has touched the hearts of millions worldwide. Since publication in l986, Love You Forever has sold more than 15 million copies in paperback and the regular hardcover edition (as well as hundreds of thousands of copies in Spanish and French).
Firefly Books is proud to offer this sentimental favorite in a variety of editions and sizes:
We offer a trade paper and laminated hardcover edition in a 8" x 8" size.
In gift editions we carry:
And a Big Book Edition, 16" x 16" with a trade paper binding.
|From The Publisher*||Robert Munsch's beloved tale is gentle affirmation of the love a parent feels for her child -- forever. Nurtured by the unconditional love of his parent, a boy grows happily through the stages of childhood to become, in turn, a loving adult.|
|Review Quote*||There are certain books about a parent's unconditional love for a child that are timeless--and this is one of them.|
|Review Quote*||One of my all-time favorites. I cry every time I read it.... [The book] is a beautiful script about parenthood, a poignant parable about life and death, a testimony to when the roles of child and parent become blurry. The story reminds you that no matter how grown up you are, you're always someone's child; that no matter how "adult" you are, you're never too old to be loved by your parents. It makes me appreciate even more how my mother still calls me and my brother (despite us being 32- and 22-years-old, respectively) by our childhood nicknames, Pussycat and Tchotchke (Yiddish for "knickknack"). Pigeonholing this as a children's book is like saying "Romeo & Juliet" is merely a cautionary tale about drug abuse. I dare anyone to read this story and not shed at least one tear by the end. It's even more poignant when you learn that Munsch wrote the book as a memorial to two still-born children he and his wife had in 1979 and 1980.|
|Review Quote*||The one book that has the most meaning to me.|
|Review Quote*||There is a powerful, age-old resonance to the story, centered on that intangible, steadfast bond between mother and child.|
|Review Quote*||No one can read this without the tears falling.|
|Review Quote*||The best of Munsch's many storybooks... it'll give you a new song to sing... and maybe a bit of perspective down the road.|
|Review Quote*||The starting point for a first-rate library for your grandchildren... a tender ode to the life cycle of a family.|
|Review Quote*||Sentimental story that has long been a favorite gift at baby showers.|