Mending Lucille - The first three spreads

ABOUT J.R. Poulter

J.R. Poulter
Latest book, "Mending Lucille", picturebook,  nominated for the CBC Crichton Award and for the Family Therapists' Award 2009.
The book was selected as one of the TOP TEN in the NZ Children's Choice Award.
"Gelati Supreme", Era, awarded second place, Suncorp  More...



These pages document the reaction of the child to her loss, her growing awareness of the sense of the totality of what has happened, helplessness on the part of the father, the pain.

 This is what reviewers have had to say:

" Jennifer Poulter has created an achingly beautiful story of love and loss, of breaking apart and putting back together. Sarah Davis has masterfully captured the little girl's sadness, and her use of color skillfully advances the narrative ... In every possible way, this book is breathtaking. "- Pick of the Month starred review in Sydney's Child, Melbourne's Child, Perth's Child and Adelaide's Child magazines.

"J.R. Poulter's warm and gentle text is beautifully illustrated by Sarah Davis. The child's emotions are exquisitely captured throughout, and close-ups of hands are beautifully portrayed. Metaphors for healing run through the story, from the real wounded bird to the torn doll to the mending of hearts - often conveyed by images of sewing. First and last endpapers extend the story - the threatening, overshadowing bird image transformed by loving hands into simple stitches beside a now-mended, smiling Lucille. Recommended." - Magpies Magazine

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