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

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

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Homer Public Library P GROWING KIM 000157657 Children's Library -- Picture Book Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781771473644
  • ISBN: 1771473649
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Owlkids Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"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.
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.