My Father's Arms are a Boat
Enchanted Lion Books
Unable to sleep, a young boy climbs into his father's arms and asks about birds, foxes, and whether his mother will ever awaken, then under a starry sky, the father provides clear answers and assurances.
Family Relationships; Family member death; Single parent; death of a mother; grief; single father
Mildred L. Batchelder Award, 2014, Honor Book
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2013 Parenting
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2013
Notable Children's Books, 2014 Fiction for Younger Readers
USBBY Outstanding International Books, 2014 Pre School-Grade 2
fathers and sons; birds; foxes; winter; insomnia; healing; wish on a star
Lunde, Stein Erik, "My Father's Arms are a Boat" (2012). Diverse Families. 1882.