When Someone Dies

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Greenlee, who counsels grieving children through what the publisher calls writing therapy, here offers bibliotherapy to bereaved young readers. Her plotless book adopts the second-person perspective to express a variety of reactions to death and mourning (``If the person that sic died was very important to you, you get to worrying that all the other important people might leave too'') and to offer consolation (``I've never heard of it happening that way, but it's hard not to think about it''). The author's attempts to ape children's speech tend toward the coy (``So, whether you're a kid or a tall person'') and Drath's rather banal watercolors are unnecessarily limiting in that all the people shown are white and all the settings rural. On the whole, however, Greenlee's words will prove familiar and comforting: ``People don't go away like this on purpose, or even set out to make you mad. That's just what happens . . . when someone dies.'' Ages 8-12. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
This is a lovely little book about death that is really appealing to any age, but especially to a young person who has lost a significant person in their life for the first time. It explores all the feelings one goes through from anger to sadness, and with simple analogies, tries to relate them as a natural part of life. The illustrations which depict scenes in nature which give us joy, seem somewhat dated, but are meant to validate life and death as a natural cycle. A nice gift for someone who has lost someone dear.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-- The bereavement-counseling technique that forms the basis for this informal, conversational commentary on a child's experience of grief is sound, touching upon important points such as feelings, fears, and the need to cry, but the text is awkward. It sounds more like the transcript of a counseling session than a unified, carefully thought-out piece of prose. The style ranges from plain to lushly sentimental. Pretty, warm-toned watercolor illustrations portraying rural scenes such as a hunter, a fisherman, a boy and his dog, and black-capped chickadees against backgrounds of quiet lakes, mountains, meadows, and forests have little relation to the textual ideas, except to impart a contemplative, but cheering, mood. --Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561450442
  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2006

    Great book for children who are grieving!

    This is a wonderful book that I have given my grandchildren when they lost their grandparents and some friends this past year. Somehow, we sometimes think that death does not bother children as much, since they just seem to 'get on with life'. But down deep they are going through the same process we, as adults are. This book will help children 'voice' their sorrow and open up dialog between adults and children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2003

    Must read for grieving families!

    This book is a must read for grieving families. Although we are all going to die, death is one of the hardest subjects to talk about, for adults as well as children. This book will help all ages deal with the grieving process by assisting them in remembering the lost person. I recommend using this book as a basis for journaling (or communicating) about feelings. I read it to my grandchildren when they lost a friend to an accident and it stimulated great conversations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2003

    Highly Recommended

    My 7 year old son found this book on a table at a funeral home. My grandmother had just passed and Kyle sat and read this book in the back of the room. When he was done, he came to me, and asked me to read it. As I sat down to read it to him he said, "No Mom, read it to yourself. I already read it and I think it will help you understand about Nana." He was right. I think every family and every funeral home should own this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2002

    Sensitive & Caring

    Having lost our first born child at age 8, due to a horse , the issue of and how it is handled interests me. I am also a elementary teacher. I have given this book to my students when they are faced with this difficult subject. I have had parents thank me and tell how they greatly appreciated it. I stongly recommend this book. I personally keep one on hand in case tragedy should strike in the lives of one of my students.

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