The Blue Sky

The digital book, The Blue Sky by Andrea husblsk_00040002-0001-thumb4Petrlik Huseinović describes how a sad young girl feels being left alone in the world after the death of her mother. This ten year old girl separated herself from anything and everyone. You goes on to  describe her would as blue and that her home is in the top of a skyscraper in the clouds because she was once told that her mother was among the clouds. 

She would spend her days watching the blue birds in the blue sky from her window. Slowly she begins to see other things in the clouds, such as a snail that makes her think about how her mother and her used to save snails. then she sees more animals that remind her of various things that she used to do with her mother. Eventually a black bird comes to help return her to her mother like her mother had once done for the black bird.

As I was reading this book I was constantly thinking back to when my mom died and how I could relate to the girl in the book and her feelings of loneliness and distance from everything. This book could be used to help students who have experienced a loss as well as helping other students empathize with this loss. The reader can feel the sadness that girl has by the illustrations and the colors. The illustrations in the book add to the plot of the text.

 

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2 thoughts on “The Blue Sky

  1. dixonjessica

    This book sounds really sad, but is a struggle that so many people experience. I like how you made a very personal connection to the book and I am sure that you would be a great resource for any students that have similar experiences. I agree with you, this could be a really powerful book to provide students who are dealing with loss. I have never lost anyone as close to me as my mother, but could only imagine the sense of distance I would feel from everyone around me. It sounds like this book does a great job of capturing those feelings. Did this book win any awards?

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