Posted on October 16, 2020 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The United Kingdom watched with bated breath this spring as beloved author Michael Rosen battled COVID-19.

Rosen beat the 50/50 odds that medical staff gave him of surviving, though he spent almost fifty days in intensive care and still experiences lingering physical issues from the virus.

But, perhaps unsurprisingly, the experience has motivated him to release a book about his battle.

The Guardian reports that Many Different Kinds of Love will mix prose poems and notes from his nurses — a bit of a shift from his usual children’s fare like We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

It’s not completely out of left field, though, as he previously wrote Carrying the Elephant: A Memoir of Love and Loss about his son’s death of meningitis and Michael Rosen’s Sad Book.

Rosen told the Guardian that he used some of the same techniques from Carrying the Elephant in Many Different Kinds of Love, which is expected out next March, a year after he contracted the coronavirus.

Read more about the book in the Guardian.

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