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The Purple Balloon
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Schwartz & Wade Books
Publication date May 8, 2007
Pages 22
Binding Hardcover
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375841460
ISBN-10 0375841466
Dimensions 0.25 by 7.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $16.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
As captured in the drawings of purple and blue balloons, an inspiring book deals with children who are coping with fatal illnesses and their own mortality through direct and sensitive language.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

When a child becomes aware of his pending death (children tend to know long before the rest of us even want to consider it), and is given the opportunity to draw his feelings, he will often draw a blue or purple balloon, released and unencumbered, on its way upward. Health-care professionals have discovered that this is true, regardless of a child's cultural or religious background and researchers believe that this is symbolic of the child's innate knowledge that a part of them will live forever. . . .

 

In disarmingly simple and direct language, accompanied by evocative potato print illustrations, Raschka in conjunction with Children's Hospice International (CHI), creates a moving, sensitive book that is also a phenomenally useful tool to talk about death. The message of the book is clear: talking about dying is hard, dying is harder, but there are many people in your life who can help.

 

Children's Hospice International (CHI), a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, is paving the way for the establishment of children's hospice and related services worldwide.



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Hardcover
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from Schwartz & Wade Books (May 8, 2007)
9780375841460 | details & prices | 22 pages | 7.25 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels Preschool | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.99
About: Easy-to-read text reveals that dying is hard work, for the old and especially the young, and how good it is that so many people help when a person dies, from medical staff to clergy and friends to family members.
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from Schwartz & Wade Books (May 8, 2007)
9780375942594 | details & prices | 32 pages | 7.50 × 8.50 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels Preschool | 0.45 lbs | List price $19.99
About: Easy-to-read text reveals that dying is hard work, for the old and especially the young, and how good it is that so many people help when a person dies, from medical staff to clergy and friends to family members.

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