Two People Can

By Blessing Musariri, Illustrated by Maisie Paradise Shearring

A lyrical and uplifting picture book story about a young boy dealing with the sudden absence of a parent, written by award-winning Zimbabwean poet Blessing Musariri and beautifully illustrated by British artist Maisie Paradise Shearring.

Shingai’s father has gone and Shingai and his mum are all alone and feeling lost. Shingai can’t contain the whirlwind inside any more. He needs to let his feelings out.

A stunning story, beautifully illustrated, about the complex range of emotions a child experiences when a parent leaves, told from the perspective of a young boy. An important book about overcoming sadness with hope, love and empathy, that will help children understand their feelings . . . and ultimately help them find a way forward.

Format: ebook
Ageband: 3 to 6
Release Date: 06 Jun 2024
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-865874-8
Blessing Musariri thought she might grow up and be a lawyer but she was born a chatterbox, a voracious reader and a compulsive keeper of journals. She became a writer. Blessing has published various titles for children since her first picture book, ‘Rufaro’s Day’ (Longman 2001). She also writes YA fiction, poetry, radio and screenplays. Blessing believes that children deserve books that are beautiful, honest, fun and that help us discover ourselves in the stories of others.Maisie Paradise Shearring is an illustrator and author based in Hull. She loves making books, drawing from observation, and inventing characters in her sketchbooks. In April 2015, Maisie won the International Award for Illustration at Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Maisie’s books include ‘Anna and Otis’, ‘I’m Actually Really-Grown Up Now’, ‘The Girl Who Noticed Everything’, and ‘The Boy Who Loved Everyone’, which won the Little Rebels award in 2020 and a Christopher Award in 2022.