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The Light in Me Sees the Light in You

Lori Nichols, Lori Nichols (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
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The creator of the beloved Maple books pays tribute to the power of friendship and the bonds that endure after the loss of a loved one.

Something magical happens when a little girl encounters a small red bird--the two instantly see eye-to-eye, and see that there is something in each other that transcends time and space. They become fast friends and connect over their love of listening to the wind, looking at clouds, splashing in puddles, and eating snacks. But the bird can fly, so the girl pretends she can too. Then one day the bird is gone and life isn't the same. The girl is lonely, but the bird visits her in her dreams and she is comforted as they fly together; then as the days pass, the wind, the clouds, and the rain all help her remember her friend and feel the spark of her friend's light still shining within herself.

Praise For The Light in Me Sees the Light in You

“An exquisitely gentle introduction to loss. . . . With only a feather to remember Poppy by, Robin is left lonely and alone. Yet after a dream of flying with Poppy, the child feels their friend in so many places. . . . The book’s focus [is] fixated squarely on a meditative inner light. . . . Watercolors and colored pencils match tone and mood, page by page. A book built to comfort—not to confront”—Kirkus Reviews

Nancy Paulsen Books, 9780399544859, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 16, 2021

About the Author

Lori Nichols is the author and illustrator of the award-winning picture book Maple. Its companion books include Maple & Willow Together, Maple & Willow Apart, and Maple & Willow’s Christmas Tree. She also illustrated Go Sleep in Your Own Bed! by Candace Fleming.

Lori’s debut book, Maple, won the Giverny Award and was selected to represent the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in 2015 and 2016. Both Maple and Maple & Willow Together were named a Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year.
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