The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness (2008) ~ Colin Thompson is the author and illustrator.
This view is on the inside of the book just before the story begins.
George lived alone with his grandmother and an empty place where his mother and father should have been.
George’s grandmother was a kind lady, but she was very old and the two of them spent most of their lives on different planets.
Clearly from the opening words, the young boy has a very deep, hollow sense of loneliness that needs filling with love quite urgently.
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