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Night shift

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781471407383

Publication Date: 3 May 2018

Subject: Social sciences

Suitable for: Secondary

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Simple text and illustrations impart what it feels like to struggle with depression and how it takes over a person's life.
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Simple text and illustrations impart what it feels like to struggle with depression and how it takes over a person's life.

With stunning black and white illustration and deceptively simple text, author and illustrator Debi Gliori examines how depression affects one's whole outlook upon life, and shows that there can be an escape - it may not be easy to find, but it is there.

Drawn from Debi's own experiences and with a moving testimony at the end of the book explaining how depression has affected her and how she continues to cope, Debi hopes that by sharing her own experience she can help others who suffer from depression, and to find that subtle shift that will show the way out.

'I have used dragons to represent depression. This is partly because of their legendary ability to turn a once fertile realm into a blackened, smoking ruin and partly because popular mythology shows them as monstrous opponents with a tendency to pick fights with smaller creatures.
I'm not particularly brave or resourceful, and after so many years battling my beasts, I have to admit to a certain weariness, but I will arm-wrestle dragons for eternity if it means that I can help anyone going through a similar struggle.'

NOTE: Greenaway shortlist 2018

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Deceptively simple evocation of living with depression. Lovely illustrations complement honest, moving words with which many will identify. Good for adults and young people learning to deal with their depression.

Awards
  • Shortlisted - Greenaway Medal 2018
Category
TNF
Subject
Social sciences
Dewey
616.8527
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Illustrations
B & W illustrations throughout
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Pub. date
3 May 2018
Edition
New in Paperback
ISBN
9781471407383
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Binding
Stitched
Pages
32
Width
297mm
Height
247mm
Weight
240g
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Author attributes
B-list, Scottish
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