48 pages, 8 x 8
24 full colour illustrations
A Sky of Diamonds
A Story for Children About Loss, Grief and Hope
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
When Mia learns that her mother has died, all the colour is sapped fromher world. She feels guilty, angry, sad and lost, and she doesn'tknow what to do to feel better. Little by little, with her Dad’shelp, Mia finds her own, special way of coping. When she feels sad orlonely, she looks to the stars. An invaluable resource for anyonesupporting a grieving child, this storybook for children aged 5-9addresses loss, grief, and hope. It highlights the importance of givingchildren time to work through their feelings and provides thoughtfulactivities to help them cope.
Camille Gibbs is a social worker in the field ofadoption, specialising in direct work with school-aged children movingto adoptive placements. Through her work, she has extensive experienceof working with children who have suffered the loss of family members.She has also gained a certificate in counselling using the arts fromthe Centre for Child Mental Health, UK, in 2009. Camille lives inEssex, UK.
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