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When goodbye is for ever ISBN: 9780745948799
Moxley, Sheila and Rock, Lois
Published by Lion, 2004
Lyrically written and full of detail about life's different kinds of partings - short ones, long ones, and for ever ones. The feelings one experiences at the loss of a loved one are sensitively expressed in both text and pictures, the pictures often illuminating further what the text has been saying. The inevitability of the healing of time brings 'the memories of happy times...into the empty space of goodbye'. In the end we are told about 'that place we call heaven' and that there we will all be safe in the love of God. The illustrations, full of rich, sombre colour, have a naive simplicity which is hopeful and uplifting in a religious context.
Age: 4+