Every once in a while, you come across a book that steals your heart. For me, Thursday is one of those books. It might be because I’m a child of divorce myself, but I think it goes deeper than that. While this is a book about divorce, it’s also a book about change, the beauty in connecting with nature, and what it means to be a good friend.
The story follows a young girl whose parents are getting divorced, from the moment she receives the news, through her move to two new separate homes, and finally to acceptance of her new life—told from the point of view of the girl’s stuffed unicorn. All along the way, the unicorn comes alive and distracts her, comforts her, and sometimes just sits quietly with her. (As the unicorn tells us, Sometimes that’s enough.) Together the two friends become inspired by the natural world around them, which eventually helps them see the beauty in remembering the past and embracing new beginnings—a lesson taught in that true and special way that only nature can do.
With a simple yet unforgettable text, beautiful artwork, and just a little touch of magic, this is a book that leaves a mark.
— Marilyn Brigham, Editor