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Little Tree: A Story for Children with Serious Medical Problems
     

Little Tree: A Story for Children with Serious Medical Problems

by Joyce C. Mills, Joyce C. Mill, Michael Chesworth (Illustrator), Michael D. Chesworth (Illustrator)
 

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In addition to the physical toll experienced by children with serious medical problems, there are usually emotional difficulties that are harder to see and even harder to ease. And when a child is afraid or confused, feels hopeless and helpless, he or she naturally looks to a parent for comfort. But how can a parent, often overwhelmed by similar feelings, offer solace

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In addition to the physical toll experienced by children with serious medical problems, there are usually emotional difficulties that are harder to see and even harder to ease. And when a child is afraid or confused, feels hopeless and helpless, he or she naturally looks to a parent for comfort. But how can a parent, often overwhelmed by similar feelings, offer solace? Little Tree provides a place to which both parent and children can turn for help. Sensitively written and charmingly illustrated, Little Tree to life a healing metaphor so powerful that its message of inspiration will be remembered long after the book is closed.

About the Author:

Joyce C. Mills, Ph.D. is a therapist in private practice in Kauai, Hawaii. She specializes in storytelling as a healing process for children and adults. With Richard Crowley, she is coauthor of Sammy the Elephant and Mr. Camel, Cartoon Magic, and Therapeutic Metaphors for Children. She is also author of Stories of the Dreamwalkers.

About the Illustrator:

Michael Chesworth is a book illustrator and designer who lives in Falls Village, Connecticut.

Editorial Reviews

Violet Oaklander
When I was four years old, I was burned and spent a long time in the hospital. ... Had such a book been offered to me when I was a child, I know I would not have suffered the emotional scars I have carried from that experience
—Ph.D. Child and Adolescent Psychologist, Santa Barbara, California.
Arnold H. Zukow
Let Little Tree help you help the child who is coping with illness... and don't be surprised if you fell its soothing, soulful message.
—Former Chief of Pediatrics Tarzana Medical Center, California

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780945354512
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
10/01/1992
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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