The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness (2008) ~ Colin Thompson - author and illustrator
George lived alone with his grandmother and an empty place where his mother and father should have been.
Most Friday afternoons on his way home from school, in that time before the weekend when lonely people realise just how lonely they are, George visited the dog shelter.
The last cage was where the dogs no one wanted went for a final week before their journey to heaven. George felt at home there.
In the dark gloom, he found a place where everything seemed lonelier than he was.
On the surface, the quotes paint a gloomy world, yet there is a feeling that this particular place may hold the key to a brighter world for more than George.
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