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I Am Life

Elisabeth Helland Larsen (Text by), Marine Schneider (Illustrator)


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Life is in all things; personified as an unassuming yet enchanting creature, Life visits flowers, animals, and humans with her gifts of energy and positivity. A pink-winged creature flies across each page; Life is present within all things. The pastel-colored protagonist befriends and animates every living being from bees that pollinate spring flowers to turtles that live under the sea to grandparents who impart wise words. Whether short or long, Life is always present. A sensitive story that answers many childhood questions, I am Life is the lovingly crafted complementary volume to Life and I, a Little Gestalten favorite. As Life and I addressed themes of loss, I am Life embarks on a colorful journey about Life’s magic and the never-ending search for the meaning of life.

Praise For I Am Life

"Readers young and old will enjoy finding size-shifting Life on nearly every spread, and the language's rhythm is pleasant for those not yet grasping all the life-related concepts. A prettily packaged, accessible meditation." -KIRKUS

Little Gestalten, 9783899557930, 48pp.

Publication Date: October 24, 2017

About the Author

A native of Norway, Elisabeth Helland Larsen studied theatre in Paris at the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq and children’s literature in Oslo at the Norsk Barnebokinstitutt. She has worked as a clown for more than 20 years in hospitals and hospices, as well as refugee camps, circuses, and theaters.