A last goodbye

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Kim, Soyeon illustrator.
Toronto ; Owlkids Books, [2020].
9781771473644, 1771473649
Lexile measure
Thomas Ford Memorial Library - Juvenile Stacks
J 155.9 KEL
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Addison Public Library - 1st Floor - Children's Booksj155.937 KELOn Shelf
Berkeley Public Library - Picture BooksP 3 KELSEYOn Shelf
Berwyn Public Library - Juvenile StacksJP TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT KELSEYOn Shelf
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Toronto ; Owlkids Books, [2020].
Physical Desc
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
9781771473644, 1771473649
Lexile measure


"This book explores the death of a loved one through the parallel experiences of other species of animals, similar to Elin's treatment of nature in You Are Stardust and problem-solving in Wild Ideas. As with Elin's previous picture books, A Last Goodbye will combine simple, poetic text with a "big idea"--in this case, the idea that death is a natural part of our lives and that many species experience sadness and mourning when their loved ones are sick and dying. From elephants to killer whales, parrots to bonobos, lemurs to humans, many animals have rituals to commemorate their loved ones and to help them through difficult times. This book broaches a difficult and scary topic through a gentle and heartfelt exploration of the natural stages of life and loss. In a parallel way to how we will be remembered by our loved ones, the book goes on to explore the ways our bodies might be remembered by the earth, repurposed to continue replenishing new life."--,Provided by publisher.
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Decoding demand: 55 (medium),Semantic demand: 80 (high),Syntactic demand: 81 (very high),Structure demand: 79 (high),Lexile


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kelsey, E., & Kim, S. (2020). A last goodbye . Owlkids Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kelsey, Elin and Soyeon Kim. 2020. A Last Goodbye. Owlkids Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kelsey, Elin and Soyeon Kim. A Last Goodbye Owlkids Books, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kelsey, Elin,, and Soyeon Kim. A Last Goodbye Owlkids Books, 2020.

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