My Father's Words

My Father's Words

Book - 2018
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"Declan O'Brien always had a gentle word to share, odd phrases he liked to repeat, and songs to sing while he played basketball. His favorite song was Dona Nobis Pacem, 'Grant Us Peace.' His family loved him deeply and always knew they were loved in return. but a terrible accident one day changes their lives forever, and Fiona and Finn O'Brien are left without a father. Their mother is at a loss. What words are there to guide them through such overwhelming grief... Perhaps with time, patience, and their father's gentle words in their hearts, hope will spark once more." -- Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
Edition: First Edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062687692
Characteristics: 135 pages ; 22 cm


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IndyPL_KevinS Feb 28, 2019

I wish there were more authors like MacLachlan writing chapter books with serious themes.

Oct 13, 2018

This profound little volume is not just for kids. It is for everyone. Drawing from her own experiences after her husband's death, MacLachlan crafts a story for all of us. We meet Fiona and Finn as they deal with the grief of losing their father in a tragic accident. A man who was one of their father's patients asks Fiona if he can call her once each week for two minutes to share memories of her father. Through these phone calls and the experiences the kids have volunteering at the local animal shelter, we see them remembering their father and we get to know him too and grieve with them. Don't overlook this book because of its juvenile status. It is so much more than that!


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