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Wonderful You

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Wonderful You

An Adoption Story

By Lauren McLaughlin; Meilo So (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780553510010, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 25, 2017

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Description
A lyrical adoption story that tenderly addresses a baby's transition from the care of her birth mother to that of her adoptive parents.
This lovely poem illuminates the role of an adopted child's birth mother, respecting her choice to give her child to a loving family. We follow a mother's journey as she carries her child, searches for deserving parents, and ultimately creates a new family. The story offers a version of the process that is full of warmth, care, and joy.
An adoptive mother herself, author Lauren McLaughlin was glad for an opportunity to memorialize her family's own fairy tale, and Meilo So's ethereal illustrations breathe magic into an already wondrous experience.


About the Author
LAUREN McLAUGHLIN grew up in the small town of Wenham, Massachusetts. After college and a brief flirtation with anthropology, she spent ten years in the film business as both a screenwriter and producer before turning her attention to novels and picture books. Visit her on the Web at laurenmclaughlin.net. MEILO SO has illustrated several award-winning books, including Tasty Baby Belly Buttons by Judy Sierra; It's Simple, Said Simon by Mary Ann Hoberman; The Ugly Duckling, retold by Kevin Crossley-Holland; and Countdown to Spring! by Janet Schulman. Meilo So was born in Hong Kong and lives in England with her husband and daughter. Visit her on the Web at meiloso.com.
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