DetailsYour Nickel's Worth Publishing is pleased to present Linger, a vibrant children's book written by award-winning Saskatchewan country music artist Marny Duncan-Cary, based on the song from her debut album, Reason for Bein'. Beautifully illustrated by Lumsden artist Megan Mansbridge, and set in Saskatchewan's picturesque Qu'Appelle Valley, Linger eloquently shares a mother's bittersweet feelings of loss and pride on her child's first day of school.
- Additional Information
ISBN 9781894431101 Publication Date Sep 1, 2006 Author Duncan-Cary, Marny Illustrator Mansbridge, Megan Pages 32 Size 11.00″ x 8.50″
Customer Reviews 1 item(s)
- SPG Book Review
"Linger" is the first collaborative effort by Marny Duncan-Cary and Megan Mansbridge. Duncan-Cary is song writer and singer from Lumsden and Mansbridge is an accomplished artist. Together they are a winning combination and have created a gem of a book. Although it is a child's picture book, "Linger" is one of those heartstring-tugging classics that everyone falls in love with.
The first day of school is an emotional milestone. It is full of excitement and anticipation but also apprehension as your child takes her first flight from the nest. What mother hasn't shed a tear to see her baby climb the steps of the big orange school bus for the first time and watch it disappear down the road? Duncan-Cary explains why she wrote this book in the foreword; she shares how difficult it was to realize and to acknowledge that her child was becoming independent and was growing up. Duncan-Cary was so overwhelmed by her emotions on that warm, autumn day when her youngest daughter started school that she went home and wrote the song "Linger". The song is included on her CD entitled Reason for Bein', and the score for the song is included with the book.
The lyrics to the song "Linger" translate well into a book. The touching, bittersweet lyrics of Duncan Carey's song are a perfect complement to the unique illustrations (which are actually images taken of Mansbridge's sculptures). Mansbridge uses a variety of media and objects in her artwork that creates a dimensional effect that is rich in texture and colour. Anyone familiar with the Qu'Appelle Valley will immediately recognize the landscape. Each page is layered with artistic detail that propels the story forward.
Every parent who reads "Linger" will immediately relate to the tender meaning behind the words in this tribute to parenthood. There won't be a dry eye in the house.