Can You Hear Me Smiling?: A Child Grieves a Sister

Can You Hear Me Smiling?: A Child Grieves a Sister

by Aariane R. Jackson, Leigh Lawhon
     
 

The book's author recounts with honesty, tenderness, and courage the story of her older sister's illness, passing and the range of emotions she experienced during this difficult time.  See more details below

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The book's author recounts with honesty, tenderness, and courage the story of her older sister's illness, passing and the range of emotions she experienced during this difficult time.

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Children's Literature
Aariane's journey starts during a fight with her adopted sister, Londee. She gets angry and says, "I don't like you, and you're not my real sister anyway." When Londee wakes up sick the following morning, Aariane faces a long struggle with regret and the ultimate loss of a sibling. The reader falls in to the poignant drawings of her deep sad eyes as she shares her hopeful message of transcendent love and connection. Aariane is nine years old and writes for other children who must learn to cope with death. A preface by her mother, Arnelle Jackson, describes the social and emotional symptoms of her daughter's grief, which led to the first written word. The book concludes with a short guide "For Parents, Professionals, and Other Caring Adults." It is a difficult topic and the natural impulse is to avoid it. Instead, buy the book and keep it until the need arises. 2004, Child and Family Press/CWLA Publications, Ages 8 to 12.
—Tina Dybvik

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878688357
Publisher:
Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
Publication date:
06/15/2004
Series:
New Child and Family Press Titles Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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