Everything You Need to Know When a Parent Dies

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Gr 4-6-- This attempt at an easy-to-read book on a sensitive subject succeeds only marginally. The text is broken into chapters covering the shock of loss, special problems when a divorced parent dies, a parent with a terminal illness, funerals, grieving, and helping friends cope with loss. The writing is choppy; the text is mostly in the third person, using case histories and diary entries to illustrate points. However, it occasionally slides into the second-person, sometimes assuming emotions that may not exist. The intended audience is unclear: the tone is elementary and, at times, simplistic; however, there is mention of getting part-time work to help out financially after a parent dies, and the mediocre full-color and black-and-white photographs are almost all of teenagers. The further reading list includes both fiction and nonfiction entries. A more successful book with a similar scope is Learning to Say Good-bye (Macmillan, 1976) by Eda LeShan. --Marilyn Long Graham, Lee County Library System, Fort Myers, FL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823928705
  • Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Series: The Need to Know Library
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 710L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.78 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2002

    My Pops is Still Dead

    I ain¿t one for that book learnin, but when my pops croaked I stole this book from the store and I was pissed. It don¿t say nothing about bringin pops back to life.

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