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Edwin
Edwin
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Roslyn Schwartz - Edwin

Roslyn Schwartz

Award-winning animator and author of the Mole Sisters series, Roslyn Schwartz is a Montreal based writer and illustrator.

Edwin thought he would be young forever. And he almost was.

Then he got old.

Old enough to die.

Roslyn Schwartz is best known as the creator of the beloved Mole Sisters series of books for very young children. Now, in a picture book for adults, Schwartz brings her gentle wit and sensitivity to another audience. In spare prose, Edwin addresses the reality of mental decline and the losses we experience, cycling several times through an incantation of woes -- although all his sorrows notwithstanding, the irrepressible creature finds his own special redemption in Schwartz’s mindful meditation.

Edwin is a meditation on living in the moment, and a book that can be read to the very young and very old alike.

Roslyn Schwartz is best known as the creator of the beloved Mole Sisters series of books for very young children. Now, in a picture book for adults, Schwartz brings her gentle wit and sensitivity to another audience. In spare prose, Edwin addresses the reality of mental decline and the losses we experience, cycling several times through an incantation of woes. Schwartz’s illustrations, a mixed-media blend of photography, drawing, and collage, vibrate with the emotions of the cork-and-wire protagonist.

Schwartz created Edwin out of her frustration as a caregiver in locating books that respected the dignity of persons with dementia or Alzheimers. She soon discovered that friends of all ages found the work moving and entertaining, despite the inherent sadness of Edwin’s story -- although it’s true that all his sorrows notwithstanding, the irrepressible creature finds his own special redemption in Schwartz’s mindful meditation.

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