The Hug

The Hug

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In The Hug, internationally renowned author David Grossman tells the moving story of the moment when Ben realizes that no two living creatures are alike--not his mother and father, their beautiful dog Miracle or the ants who march side by side at his feet and appear identical--and the loneliness he feels knowing that there is no one else quite like him in the whole world. But just as he is feeling the most alone he has ever felt, he is soothed by his mother's loving hug. Timeless, touching, and beautifully produced, The Hug is a charming and important work for parents and children encountering the feeling of being different, together
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 191 x 241 x 6mm | 295g
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1468302736
  • 9781468302738
  • 1,175,032

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"The language is lyrical and spare but filled with universal truth; the art, also spare, just grays with a hint of color, is perfect for enhancing story and mood." "Jewish Book World""
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About David Grossman

David Grossman was born inJerusalem. He is the author of numerous works of fiction, nonfiction, and children s literature. His work has appeared in "The New Yorker" and has been translated into thirty languages. He is the recipient of many prizes, including the French Chevalier de l Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the Buxtehuder Bulle in Germany, Rome s Premio per la Pace e l Azione Umitaria, the Premio Ischia-- International Award for Journalism, Israel s Emet Prize, and the Albatross Prize given by the Gunter Grass Foundation.
Michal Rovner lives and works between New York City and a farm in Israel. Rovner s work in video, sculpture and installation creates a chain of associations from the poetic to the political. In Rovner s work has been exhibited worldwide in over fifty solo exhibitions including a mid-career retrospective at the Whitney Museum of Art, New York, and Histoires (2011), a solo exhibition in three parts at the Musee du Louvre inParis."
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4 33% (165)
3 16% (82)
2 5% (24)
1 2% (8)
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