The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree

The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree

By Author / Illustrator

Paola Peretti, Denise Muir


Real life

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Paperback / softback




'A simply told, bitter-sweet story, with a powerful poetic message' - Jacqueline WilsonNominated for the CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019 and the IBBY Honour List 2020. A novel for all ages about a young girl losing her sight, inspired by the author's own life story. For fans of Wonder, The Little Prince and The Hen Who Dreamed She Could FlyMafalda is a nine-year-old girl who knows one thing: some time in the next six months her sight will fail completely. Can Mafalda find a way through a seemingly dark future and still go to school, play football and look after her beloved cat? With the help of her family, and her friends, Mafalda needs to discover the things that will be important to her when her sight has failed. A moving, empowering tale of courage and determination that will inspire young and old.


Annabelle - Age 11

The distance between me and the cherry tree is an amazing book which tells a great story in a poetic way. The journey that the character goes through where she loves to climb her schools cherry but slowly isn't able to see it from smaller and smaller distances gets the reader involved in the book. This is why I would rate this book 5 stars and recommend it to ages 11+.

Suggested Reading Age 11+


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