The Distance Between Me And The Cherry Tree

Ten-year-old Mafalda has Stargardt Disease, which causes progressive vision loss and eventual blindness. She has six months of sight left and she hides this fact from her family and friends. She keeps a list of all the things she cares about, like climbing the cherry tree near her school and counting stars. She makes a plan for when she can’t see and runs away to live in her favorite cherry tree.  This is a powerful, thought-provoking story of a young girl’s fears. mjw
Title: The Distance Between Me And The Cherry Tree
Author: Paola Peretti
: Carolina Rabei
: Hot Key Books, London
: 2018
Original Language
: Italian
: Denise Muir
Original Publisher
: Rizzoli
Original Copyright
: 2018
: 978-1-4714-0755-0
Paperback pages
: 195
Age range
: 8-12
: Fiction
Book setting
: Italy
Author’s ethnicity
: Italian
Author’s residence
: Verona, Italy
Translator’s residence
: Edinburgh and Abruzzo, Italy
: 2020 ALA Mildred Batchelder Honor Award, 2020 IBBY Honor List
: Blindness, Cats, Emotions and feelings, Sight, Special needs, Stargardt disease, Trees

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