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Wishes for One More Day
Title: Wishes for One More Day
Author: Melanie Joy Pastor
COPING DEATH E PASTOR
An intergenerational story meant for children to cope with death, grief and loss, and to draw strength from their happy memories shared with the loved one.
A grandfather’s death inspires his grandchildren to create a book of wishes in this sensitive portrayal of dealing with the loss of a loved one. When Anna and her little brother Joey hear the sad news about their Poppy’s death, they begin to think about what they would do if they could have one more day with him. They smile thinking about Poppy’s crazy birthday hat, giggle at the silly songs Poppy used to plunk out on the piano, and laugh out loud at the weekly chicken-soup game they played with him at the deli. As the list grows into a pile, the pile becomes a booka book of wishes for one more day with Poppyor, as their mother explains, a memory book of the love and fun they shared with him, since all of their wishes have already come true. This treasured memento celebrates Poppy’s life and helps Anna and Joey keep his memory alive for years to come.