The purple balloon
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New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2007].
Status:
Shirlington Kids Nonfiction
J 155.937 RASCH
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J 155.937 RASCH
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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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Book
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1 volume : color ; 21 cm.
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English
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9780375841460, 0375841466

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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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Raschka, C. (2007). The purple balloon. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Raschka, Christopher. 2007. The Purple Balloon. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Raschka, Christopher, The Purple Balloon. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books, 2007.

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Raschka, Christopher. The Purple Balloon. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books, 2007. Print.

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