After You Lose Someone You Love

After You Lose Someone You Love

by Amy Dennison
     
 
Amy and Allie, twins, were eight years old and their brother David was four when their father suddenly died in his sleep. Encouraged and guided by their mother, the three children kept a journal for almost two years.

They wrote about the night he died, the funeral, the first week, the first year, the cemetery, their thoughts and feelings, their sadness and grief -

Overview

Amy and Allie, twins, were eight years old and their brother David was four when their father suddenly died in his sleep. Encouraged and guided by their mother, the three children kept a journal for almost two years.

They wrote about the night he died, the funeral, the first week, the first year, the cemetery, their thoughts and feelings, their sadness and grief - and the future. Later, they looked back on what they had written and added new reflections. They also offered suggestions for anyone who has experienced a similar loss - all from a kid's point of view.

Amy, Allie, and David are real children whose lives were abruptly and forever altered. They have chosen to share their pain and learning, wisdom and strength. If you've lost a loved one or know someone who has, their words can help you, too, whether you're four or forty, eight or eighty, or anywhere in between.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Previously published as Our Dad Died, in 2003, this book was written by three young children who lost their father to an arrhythmia in 1996. With the help of their mother, they documented (or reflected upon and documented) thoughts and events beginning with the night their father died. This is an emotional and honest account of death from the perspective of children. It includes intimate details about their responses to being told of their father's death, their attitude about the adults around them during this traumatic time and how they felt during the funeral and beyond. After the funeral, entries are documented in weekly and monthly increments, noting changes in their lives and how they were coping since their father's passing. The chapter entitled, "The Future," is hopeful and encouraging for any child experiencing a similar loss. David, now nine, and Amy and Allie, now both thirteen, attest to and are proof that there is hope and a future for children who have lost a parent. 2005, Free Spirit Publishing Inc, Ages 8 to 12.
—Kelly Roque

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575421698
Publisher:
Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Pages:
116
Sales rank:
814,567
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.24(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Amy, Allie, and David Dennison are pseudonyms.

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