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Sempre Haverá Você

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  79 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Quando o George escreve as coisas, destaca suas palavras preferidas em negrito. As palavras de que ele não gosta, escreve em letras pequenas e bem magrinhas. Ele adora a escola, mas detesta o Carl, que é malvado e gosta de colocar medo nas outras crianças. Ele ama o seu irmãozinho, Theo, mas de vez em quando perde a paciência com ele. O jogo preferido do George é aquele em ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 20th 2017 by Novo Conceito (first published February 6th 2014)
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Fiona Hill
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about two boys losing their mum to cancer. It is told through the narration of the elder son George and written in very short paragraphs, some only a line long. Having George as the narrator makes it very relatable for children who may be experiencing a similar situation. I originally was unsure about the style of writing, however, it really adds to the humour of the book (I laughed out loud many times) and also would help children to access the book. Butler deals with the darkness ...more
Jane Branson
Dec 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a novel aimed at 9+ year olds about two boys losing their mum to cancer and on that basis you'd be forgiven for avoiding it. But it's brilliantly done - the darkness is handled so lightly, the characterisation is perfect and there isn't a hint of sentimentality. The scenes of family, school and dog life are acutely observed and I laughed out loud, a lot. And then I cried and cried.
Mat Allison
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book made me laugh out loud and cry. Amazing, loved it.
Anna Branson
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my gosh I love this book!!!!!!!!
Ruth Clark
Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. Despite the obvious difficult subject the book is such a warm, witty description of family life. It made me laugh and cry at the same time.
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A dog can change your life.
If you treat it good at first, it will reply you.
DO the things you want, listen to you.
you want that dog.
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This has been a difficult book to review because it deals with such a sad subject – the illness, decline and death of George and Theo's dearly loved mum. Told in the first person, from George's point of view, it begins by showing his close family having fun together, then moves into a troubling time where the boys try to cope with Mum's illness without really understanding how serious it is. Finally they discover that M
I already had a taste of this book at 2014's YLG conference, when Heather talked about writing this book, and finished with a reading. Imagine a room of a few hundred librarians, all trying desperately not to cry.

I immediately ordered a copy for work and picked it up on my way home last night. Despite dealing primarily with illness and bereavement, this book is also very funny (especially if you're the sort of child who thinks dog farts are funny). I enjoyed the security in this story - all of t
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a beautifully written and heartfelt book. It is the kind of book that will make you laugh and cry in equal measures, and then you'll want to tell all your friends to read it too! George is a wonderful narrator, and the clever use of different fonts for his differing feelings really helped me, as a reader, to connect to his emotions throughout the story. It's obviously a sad story, but it never dwells on the sadness or feels to melancholic, there is a strong message about families stickin ...more
Sarah-Jayne Windridge-France
A poignant, heartwrenchingly emotive tale - told in the voice of a young boy. As a mother of 3 who's had her fair share of medical dramas it touched me and I shed more than one tear.

It's well-written, punchy and more than a little cute.

Despite sensing where the tale will end - endurance is key and the final tears are bitter-sweet.
Shelley Bridgman
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, fiction
Although dealing with a difficult subject Heather handles it with a deft touch and draws you into the grief without it ever feeling gratuitous.

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Anna Brookes
I did enjoy this book but it was quite slow and the ending was pretty sad....reminded me to live each day cos you never know what's round the corner!
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You need tissues when you're reading this book. It's funny but sad too.
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I'm not really sure what's the hype all about for this book. It is a lovely children's book, nicely written and with an interesting theme for kids to read about, specially if a child that is going through the same situation as the boys, reads it. But I don't know... I normally find children's books adorable and even take something from it to my life, but nothing happens with this book.
The age of the kids written in the books has absolutely nothing to do with children of 8 and 1o years old. I mea
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