|Product dimensions:||5.87(w) x 8.12(h) x 0.37(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Nikki Grimes won the 2005 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award for Dark Sons. She is the distinguished author of more than thirty-one children's books, including What is Goodbye?, a 2004 ALA Notable Book. She received the 2003 Coretta Scott King Award for her novel Bronx Masquerade as well as a 2003 Coretta Scott King Author Honor for her picture book Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman. Many of her other books have been cited as Notable Books by the American Library Association, including Come Sunday, a picture book in verse; Something on My Mind; and Meet Danitra Brown, which also won a Coretta Scott King Honor. She lives in Corona, California.
Ral Coln has illustrated more than twenty-five books for children including Celebration by Jane Resh Thomas, A Band of Angels by Deborah Hopkinson, and What Is Goodbye? by Nikki Grimes. He's won a Pura Belpr Award for Illustration for Doa Flor: A Tall Tale About A Giant Woman With A Great Big Heart by Pat Mora, and has been awarded a Silver and Gold medal from The Society of Illustrators. He lives and works in New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A book written in the view of two siblings who have lost their older brother. They each cope in a different way.
This book was great I love the author's range, and the different perspectives of each character. I was able to relate to each of the characters' styles of coping with grief. This was a great story of tragedy and trial but also a great story of triumph.
what is goodbye is such a good book! it is a quick read- it took me about an hour and it was so sad. Definately read it because it really makes sense. I read it in one sitting and nearly started crying. good book.
This is such a beautiful, poetic telling of two children's perspectives of loss. This book reminds us all to take extra care of the children during the death of a loved one and don't assume their outward appearance tells how they're really feeling.