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I'll Be the Water
By (author): Alec Aspinwall Illustrated by: Nicole Wong
Alec Aspinwall ,

Illustrated by :

Nicole Wong


Tilbury House



Product Form:


Form detail:

Picture book
Hardcover , Picture book


Juvenile: Age (years) 6 - 8
Nov 05, 2020
$23.95 CAD


9.25in x 10.25 x 0.35 in | 0.97 lb

Page Count:

36 pages
Tilbury House
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Death, Grief, Bereavement

Joshua and his grandfather love being together. More than anything else they love fishing. But Grandpa gets sick and is in the hospital a long time. When he gets out, he and Joshua share one more fishing adventure, and Grandpa promises Joshua that he will always be near. "Think of it this way," Grandpa says. "Today, you and I are like two fish swimming together in this lake. When I die, things will be different. I won't be a fish anymore, but I'll become something even better. My love will be like the water in the lake. You might think I'm not with you, but we'll be closer than ever because you'll be surrounded by my love." Long after Grandpa dies, Joshua comes to understand that Grandpa kept his promise?and that love and its memory survive death. When grown—up Joshua goes fishing with his daughter, he teaches her what Grandpa taught him: "She knows we never have to feel alone or afraid because we are surrounded by a love that lasts forever."

Alec Aspinwall (Frankfurt, Germany and Sagle, ID) is an administrator of the Frankfurt International School. He and his wife have worked as educators in Asia and Europe for twenty—five years while maintaining their Idaho home. Nicole Wong has illustrated twenty children's books, including Three Lost Seeds, using collage, egg tempera, oils, watercolor, ink, and other media.

Nicole Wong has illustrated many books for children, including Maxwell's Mountain, The Candy Shop, and Wild Rose's Weaving. She lives in Fall River, Massachusetts.

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