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Let's talk about going to a funeral
Johnston, Marianne.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Rosen Pub. Group's PowerKids Press, 1997.
Physical Description:
24 pages : illustrations ; 19 x 20 cm.
Gives an overview of what a funeral is, why our culture holds them, and what might happen at one.
General Note:
Includes index.
Reading Level:
730 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.1 0.5 24117.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.8 2 Quiz: 06783.
Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
Central Library GT3203.A2 J64 1997 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Frank E. Merriweather Library GT3203.A2 J64 1997 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The loss of a parent, a close relative, a sibling, or a friend can be one of the most traumatic experiences in a childs life. The funeral is an important ceremony in coming to terms with the reality of the loss. This book takes kids through the significance of the ritual.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-4ÄWhile there are several books written for children about death and dying, this one focuses on what happens during and after funerals, grieving, the cemetery, the grave, and cremation. Specific terms are in boldface, along with a phonetic pronunciation. The print is large, the sentences are direct, and the chapters are short. Adjacent to each page of text is a clear, corresponding full-color photograph. This book deals with a confusing, sometimes frightening subject in a simple way, providing just enough information to answer many questions youngsters may have. It's an excellent book for classroom teachers, counselors, and librarians to offer children and parents of children who have lost a loved one.ÄSusan Knell, Pittsburgh State University, Pittsburgh, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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