Why Did Grandpa Die?: A Book About Death (Learn About Living Books)

by Barbara Shook Hazen

Hardcover, 1985


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Goldencraft (1985)


A young girl slowly grows to understand the death of her grandfather.

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LibraryThing member madhamster
The main feature of this book is the strong relationship between Molly and her grandfather. Molly's first experience of death happens early in the book, when she finds a dead butterfly, and Grandpa explains the death process. When Grandpa dies Molly is initially angry with him for not fulfilling
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his promises to her. She misses him and it is only when expressing her feelings that the finality of his death becomes real. Molly's family provides continuity by maintaining Grandpa's garden and by allowing Molly to talk to him. It also shows Molly passing on Grandpa's teachings to her children. An excellent starting point for discussing death with ages six and over.
[Includes a "Notes to Parents" section]
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LibraryThing member marita65
Molly and her grandpa have a really close relationship, they spend a lot of time together.
One day her grandpa goes to the hospital and never came back, so she experienced a crisis about his death.
Age group: 5-7
Source: Pierce County Library


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9.1 inches


0307624846 / 9780307624840


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