PB - Leaving Mr. Humphries (by Alison Lohans)
22.9 x 22.9 cm (9 x 9 in)
Illustrated by Gretchen Ehrsam
Josh and his teddy bear Mr. Humphries go everywhere together. But Mom sometimes says Josh is too old to need his fuzzy friend. When Mom has to go to a conference, Josh and Mr. Humphries stay with Grandpa and Aunt Judy at the cottage, where Josh and Mr. Humphries have to sleep in the spooky attic. The other grownups tell Grandpa he's not to go out in the boat alone - but Grandpa figures he won't be alone if Josh comes too. A poignant story of learning to let go.
Finalist: 2014 Saskatchewan Book Award for Children's Literature
Finalist: 2014 High Plains Book Award for Children's Literature
Finalist: 2015 Shining Willow Award.