The One with the Scraggly Beard

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Scurfield, Lynn
By (author): Withey, Elizabeth
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Lifestyles / City & Town Life
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Published: October 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 10.00in x 10.00in x 0.37in
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From The Publisher*A child tries to understand the life of a man he has seen sleeping under a bridge. The boy's mother patiently answers his questions and explains how people's life paths can be so different. The child observes the things he has in common with the man and wonders where his own path will lead.
The One With the Scraggly Beard is defined by a simple narrative in which a child's curiosity and perceptiveness act as catalysts for understanding fear, suffering and resilience while exploring themes of homelessness, belonging and compassion. This unique book will speak to children and adults alike. A note from the author explains how the origin of this story is rooted in her own life.
From The Publisher*In this poignantly illustrated picture book, a young boy asks his mother questions about a homeless man he's seen.
From The Publisher*A child tries to understand the life of a man he has seen sleeping under a bridge. The boys mother patiently answers his questions and explains how peoples life paths can be so different. The child observes the things he has in common with the man and wonders where his own path will lead. The One With the Scraggly Beard is defined by a simple narrative in which a childs curiosity and perceptiveness act as catalysts for understanding fear, suffering and resilience while exploring themes of homelessness, belonging and compassion. This unique book will speak to children and adults alike. A note from the author explains how the origin of this story is rooted in her own life.
Review Quote*"A complex topic painted with care and told with empathy."
Review Quote*"A wise and timely tale because young children see what is happening on our streets and wonder why. Withey's spare text allows the little boy to fill in the spaces as he matures and develops understanding."