“The tiny word factory hidden behind her heart shuts down.”
Silent Words is not your average children’s book.
Zelda is a happy, talkative child, with loving parents, until a storm changes everything.
The futuristic styled illustrations are a diving board into a world of limitless imagination for a child to explore and become lost in.
While the story itself is a sad one, the ending is filled with hope and healing.
There aren’t a lot of great children’s books based around bereavement – this is one of them.
“LOVE, SAFE, HAPPY, HOME.”
If you are looking for a book to read to a child to help them with the loss of a loved one – I would highly recommend it.
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ABOUT THE BOOK: Zelda loves to talk. She always asks a million questions and her head is full of words like apple, bunny, cartwheel and dwizzledoodle. But when a sudden storm turns Zelda’s world upside down, all her words go silent. Zelda must embark on a quest across mountains, forests and oceans to find her parents—and her voice.
This moving tale about loss and hope will tug at your heartstrings. Author Chantal Fournier’s poetic storytelling style and illustrator Nicolas Lajeunesse’s evocative artwork combine to create a poignant story in which a child discovers comfort in the power of words.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Originally from a small-ish city not too far from Montreal, I now live in Toronto, Canada, after a long stint on the beautiful Canadian West Coast, where I taught French to university students.
Silent Words, the story of a girl floating on a peculiar cloud, is my debut book. It is the fruit of a long collaboration with my artistic husband, Nicolas.
Nicolas Lajeunesse (Illustrator)
As the son of a sculptor and the grandson of a painter, art has always been a part of my life. After studying filmmaking in Montreal and working with my father for a few years, I left my French-Canadian roots and headed for the West Coast, where I discovered digital arts.
I live in Toronto, Canada, with my wife and family.