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The Longest Strongest Thread by Inbal Leitner
  • Age 4+
  • 240 x 240mm
  • 32pp
  • HB: £12.99: ISBN 978-1-912650-18-7
  • PB: £7.99: ISBN 978-1-912650-61-3
  • World ex US and Can
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The Longest Strongest Thread

Inbal reads her book!Inbal reads her book!

Inbal LeitnerClick here for biography

We are moving to a new home, where the lakes freeze in winter.

I am visiting my Grandma to say goodbye.

Grandma says I mustn't worry that my new home is so very far away. She says that we two have the longest, strongest thread in the whole world, and she will surely fly all the way to find me.


Praise for this book:

'This simply illustrated picturebook is about separation from a beloved grandmother who loves to sew. It is a story of emigration, but resonates for anyone currently apart from loved ones.' SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE MAGAZINE

'I must admit this book made me tear up... The simple, lyrically written story is perfect for sharing with children who can't see their grandparents at the moment.' IRISH INDEPENDENT

'A deeply moving and touching story... Enjoy the pastel illustrations, the warm and delicate artwork and immerse yourself in a story of love and warmth.' ARMADILLO MAGAZINE

'This touching, gentle story about saying goodbye to our loved ones - and being distanced from them – is very poignant... Grandma’s sewing will protect her granddaughter in the new, cold place she’s going to, just like her love will protect her from afar.' BOOKTRUST

'Minimal but beautifully expressive illustrations.' PAM NORFOLK BLOGSPOT

'The illustrations are full of emotion, every page oozes love, and the unbreakable bond the little girl shares with her grandma. This is a thoughtful story, written with so much warmth and subtlety, it is sure to pull on the heart strings.' READING ZONE


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