Goodbye Rune

Goodbye Rune

by Marit Kaldhol, Wenche Yen

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Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
Translated from the Norgwegian, this is a very straightforward, but well-done treatment on death for the young child. Rune and Sara are inseparable friends. One day, while playing in a lake near their home, Rune drowns while Sara has run into her house for a minute. The story takes the reader on the long, sad journey from the time Sara finds Rune's body until she returns to his grave the following Spring. All the no nonsense questions that arise from children about death, such as what happens to you in the ground, are dealt with in a realistic and sensitive manner. A wonderful dialogue starter for a child that has been touched by the death of a significant other. Muted illustrations define this bewildering slice of reality.
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
There's nothing harder to explain to a child than untimely death. Fortunately there are good children's books to help in many difficult situations. In this book Sara's dearest childhood friend drowns. This is an incredibly intense book, but it's handled with great perception and warmth.

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Kane/Miller Book Publishers
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Edition description:
1st American ed
Product dimensions:
8.26(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

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