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If Nathan Were Here

If Nathan Were Here

ISBN: 0802851878

Title: If Nathan Were Here

Author: Mary Bahr

KDL Description:


A young boy grieves the loss of his best friend and thinks about how things would be if he were still alive.

Amazon Description:

In “If Nathan Were Here”, author Mary Bahr gently explores the grief of a young boy whose best friend has died. With the help of an understanding teacher, a kind neighbor, and an empathetic parent, the boy finds ways to give expression to his questions and sorrow and to reach out to someone else who needs him. Mary Bahr’s evocative text conveys a child’s grief with honesty and sensitivity, while Karen Jerome’s soft watercolors poignantly capture the tender nature of children’s friendships.