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Ben's flying flowers

by Maier, Inger M.,

Format: Print Book 2012
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Parent-Teacher j 155.937 Mai P-T
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Ben's Flying Flowers follows Emily as she tries to overcome her grief following her brother's death. As time passes, Emily finds a way to remember her brother and grows to understand that although Ben has died, her happy memories of him can continue to live on.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Emily, seven, and her little brother, Ben, run happily through a park chasing butterflies, but when Ben tires suddenly, it becomes clear that he has a serious illness. The following spreads follow Emily's experiences before and after Ben's death, sometime after his fourth birthday. In gentle language free from spiritual or religious references, her parents recount Ben's dying his body was too sick to live any longer. There are shared tears, and Emily shouts angrily, I'm never drawing happy pictures again. Eventually, the sad feelings grow smaller, though Emily still asks sometimes if he'll come back. The straightforward detail and the young age of the children involved distinguish it from earlier standards, such as Can You Hear Me Smiling? A Child Grieves a Sister (2004), by Aariane Jackson, about older siblings. Emily is a believable seven-year-old, and Bogade's open, delicate illustrations, set against white backgrounds, offer a light-filled way through dark times. A thoughtful note for adults closes.--Russell, Mary Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Grief in children -- Juvenile fiction.
Sick -- Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Butterflies -- Juvenile fiction.
Sick -- Fiction.
Grief -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Butterflies -- Fiction.
Picture books for children.
Picture books.
Publisher Washington, DC :2012
Contributors Bogade, Maria, illustrator.
Language English
Notes "American Psychological Association."
"An Educational Publishing Foundation Book"--Title page verso.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 9781433811333
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