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Author Crescent Dragonwagon and Julián Is a Mermaid illustrator Jessica Love pair up in this powerful new edition of a classic picture book that asks a tough question and answers it with humanity, humor, and grace
In this beautiful new edition of a timeless picture book classic, a child asks, "Will it be okay?" That bee sting, that thunderstorm, those powerful feelings, losing a loved one. Written by Crescent Dragonwagon, daughter of legendary children’s book author and editor Charlotte Zolotow, and illustrated by the equally inimitable Jessica Love, Will It Be Okay? answers a timeless and universal question with honesty, humanity, beauty, and humor. Will it be okay? Yes—yes, it will.
About the Author
Crescent Dragonwagon is the award-winning author of more than 50 books for readers of all ages, including the original edition of Will It Be Okay?, published in 1977 by HarperCollins. She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Jessica Love is an award-winning author and illustrator. Her critically acclaimed debut picture book, Julián Is a Mermaid, has received several prestigious awards, including the American Library Association’s Stonewall Book Award, as well as numerous starred reviews. She lives in New York.
**STARRED REVIEW** "This tender tale is a balm for worried children in troubled times and a model of comfort for caregivers to offer them. . .More than OK. Much more." — Kirkus Reviews
"With empathy, the creators imagine a parent with an uncanny ability to hear a child’s concerns, to hold the emotions that accompany them, and to think and talk about them." — Publishers Weekly