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A last goodbye  Cover Image Book Book

A last goodbye / written by Elin Kelsey ; artwork by Soyeon Kim.

Kelsey, Elin, (author.). Kim, Soyeon, (illustrator.).


"This book explores the death of a loved one through the parallel experiences of other species of animals, similar to Elin's treatment of nature in You Are Stardust and problem-solving in Wild Ideas. As with Elin's previous picture books, A Last Goodbye will combine simple, poetic text with a "big idea"--in this case, the idea that death is a natural part of our lives and that many species experience sadness and mourning when their loved ones are sick and dying. From elephants to killer whales, parrots to bonobos, lemurs to humans, many animals have rituals to commemorate their loved ones and to help them through difficult times. This book broaches a difficult and scary topic through a gentle and heartfelt exploration of the natural stages of life and loss. In a parallel way to how we will be remembered by our loved ones, the book goes on to explore the ways our bodies might be remembered by the earth, repurposed to continue replenishing new life."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781771473644
  • ISBN: 1771473649
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Owlkids Books, 2020.
Subject: Death > Juvenile literature.
Bereavement > Juvenile literature.
Bereavement > Psychological aspects > Juvenile literature.
Mourning customs > Juvenile literature.
Bereavement > Psychological aspects.
Mourning customs.
Genre: Picture books for children.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Homer Public Library P FEELINGS KIM (Text) 000157657 Children's Library -- Picture Book Available -

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