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A new look for an enduring book about a difficult issue.

Review of the first edition: "...poignant and easy to read."
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Divorce is never easy, not for parents and especially not for children. More than 20 years ago, celebrated author Kathy Stinson wrote in a positive way about the confusion, insecurity and sorrow experienced by young children whose parents have separated. Since then, ...

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Overview

A new look for an enduring book about a difficult issue.

Review of the first edition: "...poignant and easy to read."
-School Library Journal

Divorce is never easy, not for parents and especially not for children. More than 20 years ago, celebrated author Kathy Stinson wrote in a positive way about the confusion, insecurity and sorrow experienced by young children whose parents have separated. Since then, Mom and Dad Don't Live Together Anymore has brought comfort to countless families dealing with this difficult issue. This critically acclaimed best-seller, reprinted 15 times, now returns with fresh new illustrations and updated text.

For the young girl of the story, splitting time between parents has its ups and downs. She likes the elevators and garbage chutes of mom's city apartment, but the horses near dad's country home are great, too. Not knowing where she'll be for holidays is hard. Even so, she is comforted knowing that each parent still provides the same love and caring --just not together anymore.

Sensitively told and featuring reassuring illustrations, Mom and Dad Don't Live Together Anymore offers children a gentle entry into an upsetting subject.

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Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
This cartoon-like presentation on a serious theme is just the right approach for such a sensitive subject. A rewrite of an earlier edition, the story features a young girl as she describes what her day to day life is like now that her parents are divorced. She is pretty pragmatic but acknowledges the disappointment and sadness she feels. Overall, it is a positive look at a situation that affects nearly 60 % of all children in the United States. Fortunately, her parents have made sure that she and her brother are still an important part of a compromised relationship. It is evident that they are working together to assure the children that their feelings for them have in no way changed. It may help a youngster who is struggling with these issues. The illustrations keep it all lighthearted. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780920236871
  • Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/1984
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: AD220L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathy Stinson is the best-selling author of more than 20 books for children and young adults. She lives outside Toronto.

Vian Oelofsen is a cartoonist and the illustrator of several books for children, two of which have won awards in his native South Africa. He lives in England.

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