How do you comfort a child who
has lost a parent or friend? How do you comfort a parent who has lost a child? Could nature help someone grieving a loss?
This beautifully illustrated children’s book will open doors for families grieving a loss or searching for a message of love and hope. A chance encounter between a mysterious boy and a dragonfly leads to an unexpected adventure. Readers journey through a beautiful garden with the dragonfly in search of the boy’s secret. In the end, the secret is revealed, gently reminding readers that memories of a loved one are forever. The story encourages parents and children to discuss life’s infinite possibilities.
“This is an outstanding read. Well done in every area, story, and illustrations....Truly a precious gift to be given to any who are hurting from the loss of a loved one."
—Midwest Book Review
"The Dragonfly Secret is an endearing book that will help young children - and some of us "old" children - realize that our loved ones are all around us, even when they have passed on. When I read this book for the first time, by the end of the 32 pages, I was crying. The depth of my emotions helped me to see this book for what it truly is, a coping tool with a wonderful meaning....The Dragonfly Secret is a must for any home library, but it also deserves a place of honor in libraries, churches, and other places where young children congregate. This book would also make a wonderful gift for any young child suffering from a tragic loss."
—Bobbi's Book Nook
The Dragonfly Secret | by Clea and John Adams | Illustrated by Barbara L. Gibson
Ages 8 to adult | 32 pages
Hardcover | US$16.95 | ISBN: 978-1-934066-13-3