Where Lily Isn't (Hardcover)

By Julie Paschkis, Margaret Chodos-Irvine (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9781250184252, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 21, 2020

List Price: 17.99*
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Where Lily Isn't is Julie Paschkis and Margaret Chodos-Irvine's beautiful bereavement picture book celebrating the love of a lost pet.

Lily ran and jumped and barked and whimpered and growled and wiggled and wagged and licked and snuggled.

But not now.

It is hard to lose a pet. There is sadness, but also hope—for a beloved pet lives on in your heart, your memory, and your imagination.

About the Author

JULIE PASCHKIS won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor for Yellow Elephant. She is also the illustrator for the Worldwide Stories for children and lives in Seattle.

Margaret Chodos-Irvine uses a variety of printmaking and painting techniques to create innovative patterns, vibrant colors, and uniquely textured imagery in her work. She has illustrated many books for children, including Caldecott Honor book Ella Sarah Gets Dressed, which she also wrote. Margaret lives in Seattle, Washington.

Praise For Where Lily Isn't

"Understated but powerful . . . with a sweet, unforgettable ending." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Beautifully written and illustrated . . . answers a real need that children have." —School Library Journal

"Poignant . . it’s the authentic specifics about the experience of loss, unfolding in Paschkis’ quietly rhythmic prose, that make it so real as well as so sad. Chodos-Irvine’s light-filled stencil and gouache artwork is key to controlling the mood." —The Bulletin, starred review