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Princess Lillian and Grandpa's Goodbye Paperback – Large Print, March 10, 2021
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How do you explain death and heaven to a child?
Princess Lillian is taken to the hospital to visit her dying grandpa. Although the room and sounds are scary, an angel stays close by to give comfort and communicate God's peace and wisdom to the family.
Grandpa says his best friend, the Great King Above the Nations, is coming to take him to his forever home. But what does that mean?
Using the language of her pretend princess world, Lillian's parents help her understand that Grandpa is getting ready to go to Heaven where he will be with God forever.
This story looks at grief and the passing of a loved one through the eyes and ears of a half native American Indian child named Lillian. It can be used to instill a sense of comfort, victory, or encouragement to individuals who are facing the death of a loved one or want to explain the concept to the children in their life.
This book is a tool that child therapists, parents, or ministers can utilize to explain what happens after a person dies.
Another remarkable Capture Books title.
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Traditional water color artist
Special Librarian, Jefferson County, Colorado, retired
- Publisher : Jenny Fulton; Large type / Large print edition (March 10, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 42 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1951084357
- ISBN-13 : 978-1951084356
- Reading age : 3 - 10 years
- Item Weight : 4.7 ounces
- Dimensions : 8 x 0.11 x 10 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,797,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Princess Lillian and Grandpa's Goodbye is a gentle story about dying that blends Navajo and Christian cultures to introduce young readers to a belief in an idyllic afterlife beyond death. It shows how the process can be both sad and happy and how death is inevitable but comforting, especially when given the chance to say goodbye to a loved one who is ready in both body and mind to leave this world.
Princess Lillian visits Grandpa in the hospital, where she learns he is going to his forever-kingdom home. It makes Daddy and Lillian sad, but her grandpa seems happy. That's when he tells her about his best friend, the Great King Above the Nations, how the Great Spirit helps us understand, and how wonderful our forever-kingdom home is.
Princess Lillian and Grandpa's Goodbye is a beautifully illustrated story sharing the joy of everlasting life with a Navajo influence. Lillian is dressed as a princess and an Angel comforts her as she goes to say her goodbyes.
One of the lovely things about this story is that it helps us realize how similar the stories of God are throughout different cultures and how important the gift of everlasting life remains.
I received a free copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.