Why does the magical Tear Thief catch children’s tears as they fall? Find out in this moving modern fairy tale about how we express our feelings. With lyrical text by Carol Ann Duffy, one of the most prominent poets writing today, and dreamlike illustrations by Society of Illustrators of New York medalist Nicoletta Ceccoli, The Tear Thief makes a lovely bedtime read-aloud.
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Product Dimensions:8.5 x 10.75 inches
Page Count:32 pages
Age Range:Ages 4-9 years
Awards & Accolades
"...for children who can appreciate quiet, heart tugging fantasy with a mystical aura" – Booklist
"A modern fairytale, dreamy and poetic in the same way – and: a great goodnight story" – The Reading Castle
About the Contributors
Written by - Carol Ann Duffy
Carol Ann Duffy is an acclaimed poet and playwright whose work is known and loved all over the world. She is the first woman to have held the position of Poet Laureate in Britain. Carol Ann lives in Manchester, UK, with her daughter, Ella.
Illustrated by - Nicoletta Ceccoli
Nicoletta Ceccoli studied at the State Institute of Art in Urbino, Italy. She has won international acclaim for her distinctive style, and is the recipient of multiple awards worldwide. Nicoletta lives in her native San Marino and has illustrated several picture books for Barefoot Books.
Narrated by - Juliet Stevenson
Juliet Stevenson is a stage and screen actress with many credits to her name, including Truly, Madly, Deeply; Emma; Bend It Like Beckham and Mona Lisa Smile. She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress for her role in Death and the Maiden.