If Nathan Were Here

If Nathan Were Here

By Mary Bahr; Karen A. Jerome (Illustrator); Mary Bahr Fritts

William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Hardcover, 9780802851871, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2000

Gently exploring the grief of a young boy whose best friend has died, Mary Bahr's evocative text conveys the child feelings with honesty and sensitivity, while Karen Jerome's soft watercolors poignantly capture the tender nature of children's friendships.

About the Author
Bahr, who describes herself as "a librarian by profession and an author by addiction," has won numerous awards for her writing.

Karen Jerome is a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York City. In 1994, five of Karens illustrations were accepted into the International Childrens Book Fair in Bologna, Italy and were later exhibited in several museums in Japan. Karen has also exhibited in the 1996 Open Annual Juried Show at the Salmagundi Club in New York City and the 1998 New England Watercolor Society Annual Juried Show. Karen has illustrated more than twenty books for young readers, including Just Add One Chinese Sister (Boyds Mills). She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.