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Old Hu-Hu

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Old Hu-Hu by Kyle Mewburn
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"Comfort in times of saddness"
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I first came across this beautiful book when my 28 year old granddaughter's Ki­wi friend sent her a copy here in the UK. As she read the beautiful words to her dying grandfather, I saw a smile come across his face. It was then that I realised what a poignant read this is. On the day of her beloved “Gar's” funeral, she read the book to the mourners, and, at the end, there was not a dry eye to be seen. This book is a beautiful tool when there comes time to address the end of life, be it adult or child, the words are a constant comfort.


Everyone loved Old Hu-Hu. But nobody loved him quite as much as little Hu-Hu-Tu. Old Hu-Hu is a thoughtful tale of young Hu-Hu-Tu's search for understanding of what has happened to his beloved Old Hu-Hu, who flew all the way to the moon (or so they said), then fell down dead. Sensitively written, this is a beautiful story of death and the celebration of life, with powerful, evocative illustrations by Rachel Driscoll.

Author Biography

Kyle Mewburn is the award-winning writer of Kiss! Kiss! Yuck Yuck! Kyle continues to explore new areas of literature for children.
Rachel Driscoll is the illustrator of the beautiful Margaret Beames story The Mouse That Danced. Rachel and her partner Michael Greenfield work together on the design of the book to ensure that the typography is just as special as the artwork.
Release date NZ
August 24th, 2009
  • Children / Juvenile
  • Illustrated by Rachel Driscoll
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Scholastic New Zealand
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