Here And There
A young boy, Ivan, experiences the early stages of his parents’ separation and finds hope in the beauty and music of nature. This tale of personal growth will provide a much-needed mirror for children in times of change — and an important reminder for all that there’s beauty everywhere you look.
Ivan wants to stay Here (his mama’s house). But today he is supposed to go There ( his dad’s new house).
Ivan is not so sure about Dad’s new place. Even the birds he loves can’t cheer him up. But when he finds a new song There with Dad, he discovers that Here and There may not be so far apart after all.
This lyrical, hopeful story of a child adjusting to his parents’ separation will reassure children that, no matter how things change, a family’s love can live in many places.
About the Author:
Tamara Ellis Smith pretended she was characters from her most beloved books when she was a child, and spent hour and hours in the woods acting out their stories. Now she lives in Vermont where she is a mother to four children and author of her own books, which she fills with characters who lover trees like she does.
Evelyn Daviddi decided at age seven to become and artist, and she has done exactly that. She studied at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, and now teaches creative illustration at Scuola Internazionale di Comics in Reggio Emilia,Italy. She has illustrated over forty books for children.