One for Sorrow

…is the title of my latest children’s book.

A puzzled magpie called Sorrow sets off on a journey to find his lost Joy.

This uplifting story is designed to help parents and carers support a child in understanding their own emotions, and those of others around them.

One for Sorrow introduces the subject of mental health to children aged 4 to 7, in an easily digestible way.

The two main characters in the book were inspired by the nursery rhyme One for Sorrow. The oldest known version of this rhyme dates back to 1780, in John Brand’s ‘Observations on Popular Antiquities, Lincolnshire’.

The lyrics where changed to the following in, A Collection of Proverbs and Popular Sayings Relatin to the Seasons, the Weather, and Agricultural Pursuits. Published by M. A. Denham, London, 1846.

One for Sorrow
Two for Joy
Three for a Girl
Four for a Boy
Five for Silver
Six for Gold
Seven for a Secret Never to be Told
Eight for a Wish
Nine for a Kiss
Ten for a Bird you Must Not Miss

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• Please help crowdfund the printing of One for Sorrow at Kickstarter.
I have 30 day to raise 100% of my target amount to make One for Sorrow a fully illustrated neatly packaged hard backed book!

Start date. TBC
Deadline. TBC

The Kickstarter campaign is coming soon.

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• One for Sorrow on Instagram!

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Fingers crossed One for Sorrow will sells well, then my plan is to donate a percentage of profits to a charity called Young Minds. Young Minds make sure that children get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.

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One for Sorrow
Written and illustrated by. Mr Gresty
Edited by. Jack Caithness
Printed by. TBC

Format. Hardback
Size. 215 x 215mm
Pages. 38
Reading Age. 4 – 7 years
Published. TBC 2018


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