Farfalla: A Story of Loss and Hope

Farfalla: A Story of Loss and Hope

by Vanita Oelschlager, Kristin Blackwood

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983290438
Publisher: VanitaBooks, LLC
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,240,432
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author


Vanita Oelschlager is a wife, mother, grandmother, philanthropist,

former teacher, current caregiver, author, and poet. She is a

graduate of Mt. Union College in Alliance, Ohio, where she

currently serves as a Trustee. Vanita is also Writer In Residence

for the Literacy Program at The University of Akron.

Her first book, My Grampy Can't Walk, was widely praised. It's

an uplifting story about the wonderful relationship between her

husband Jim, who has multiple sclerosis, and their grandchildren. Vanita has also supported Jim as he built Oak ssociates, ltd. into a highly respected investment management firm.

Kristin Blackwood is an experienced illustrator whose other VanitaBooks include: My Grampy Can't Walk, Let Me Bee, Big Blue, Made In China and What Pet Will I Get?

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Farfalla: A Story of Loss and Hope. 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
book4children More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting book for many reasons. It deals with an issue that most people find uncomfortable to address. Most people (myself included) rarely if ever talk to their kids about death or about what happens to a stillborn baby. Farfalla talks about this issue gently, giving hope and spreads a blanket of peace over the subject. Many children have to deal with death. I am sure that everyone can think of someone (person or pet) that they knew as a child that passed away. It can be difficult and scary and very sad. Vanita Oelschlager's story gives children a sense of understanding. She gently explains in a universal and non-religious way what happens when we die. The illustrations: The artwork is beautiful. I like the bright colors and the way they contrast with the heavy black outlines. Blackwood has a lovely style that is well suited to both the story and the subject. My daughter loves this book because of the "pretty butterflies".