Kirby's Ocean Friend is a touching story about a young ocean liner named Kirby whose mother dies and leaves Kirby wondering if he can finish growing up by himself. Kirby is very upset by the loss of his mother and sails around the North Atlantic Ocean aimlessly until Pearl, an albatross, comes to his rescue. Pearl helps Kirby remember all of the life lessons that his mother taught him and Pearl also helps Kirby with his 'journey of grief' by talking to him about how he feels about his mother's death. With Pearl's help and friendship, Kirby finishes growing up without his mother and becomes a fine young ocean liner, just like his mother wanted him to become.
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About the Author
A native of Alberta, Cathy J. Checora currently attends the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary to pursue her lifelong interest in the arts. Checora's first undertaking as a children's picture book illustrator is Kirby's Ocean Friend. Checora also lost her mother to cancer and she hopes that her illustrations in Kirby's Ocean Friend will provide comfort to young children that have lost a parent.