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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: NorthSouth (May 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735823006
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735823006
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 8.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #412,209 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2—Crystal, an old tortoise, and Zelda, a goose, are best friends. They have traveled together and shared their fears, hopes, and dreams. When Crystal disappears from the garden and it's evident that she has died, the young goose revisits their friendship and discovers that loved ones live on in our hearts. Charming but static pen-and-ink drawings of the characters capture the essence of the short narrative sentences, though Loth's depictions of abstract concepts like "fear" and "dreams" do nothing to extend the text. More a greeting card than a book, this offering addresses a tough subject, but fails to develop the characters enough to be fully engaging. Alan Durant's Always and Forever (Harcourt, 2004) is a better choice.—Lisa Egly Lehmuller, St. Patrick's Catholic School, Charlotte, NC
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Zelda is a little goose who enjoys spending time with her friend Crystal. But even though turtles live long, Crystal is growing old. Soon their time together, swimming, reading, and talking, is over. When the other geese tell Zelda that Crystal has died, she doesn’t believe it. She looks everywhere, but at last she must accept that Crystal is gone. As Zelda remembers all that Crystal taught her about the world and the good times they shared, she realizes that her friend will always be in her heart. Although there are other books for young ones that deal with the topic of death, this gets high points for the simplicity of the text—a few lines per page—and the handsomeness of the design. Buff, mottled pages serve as the background for illustrations that are elegant in their spareness. The characters, deeply colored and outlined in ink, dominate the spreads, and despite the somber subject, moments of humor escape into the art. Like Mo Willems’ City Dog, Country Frog (2010), this story of a final friendship touches the heart. Preschool-Kindergarten. --Ilene Cooper

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lauren Darcey on June 5, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Very sweet and poignant book that talks about death, loss and grief, appropriate for young children. I could see how this book might help little kids cope with complex topics, whether its a pet's death or a family member. The illustrations are adorable and comforting, and the lessons are clear without introducing any specific faith-based details.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Francine B. Edwards on March 22, 2013
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I purchased this book 2 years ago from a bookstore in my area. One of my students had just passed away and I was looking for something to use to initiate a delicate and caring conversation on the subject of death and dying. This was not in a special section of the book store; I just looked in the children's section and found it. My students at the time were developmentally disabled so I needed a story that was commensurate with their level of understanding. There are two main characters who share everything together and one day, one of them is nowhere to be found. The survivor looks for the lost friend and in the end realizes that as long as you remember someone, you are never alone. I made this recent purchase for a family of sisters and brother (age 5-9) whose mother died in February. I would recommend reading the story in your own words using real-life examples to foster understanding.
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Talking with children about death is so hard, especially when they are experiencing it first hand. Remembering Crystal is so helpful. It can stand on its own or open up the conversation, depending on what the child wants and needs. It could comfort quite a few adults, too.
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