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The boy and the gorilla

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First edition.

"On the day of his mother’s funeral, a young boy conjures the very visitor he needs to see: a gorilla. Wise and gentle, the gorilla stays on to answer the heart-heavy questions the boy hesitates to ask his father: Where did his mother go? Will she come back home? Will we all die? Yet with the gorilla’s friendship, the boy slowly begins to discover moments of comfort in tending flowers, playing catch, and climbing trees. Most of all, the gorilla knows that it helps to simply talk about the loss—especially with those who share your grief and who may feel alone, too. Author Jackie Azúa Kramer’s quietly thoughtful text and illustrator Cindy Derby’s beautiful impressionistic artwork depict how this tender relationship leads the boy to open up to his father and find a path forward. Told entirely in dialogue, this direct and deeply affecting picture book will inspire conversations about grief, empathy, and healing beyond the final hope-filled scene."--Amazon.com.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at OWWL.

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Livonia Public Library PIC KRA (Text)
Children's New
52140300597011
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Naples Library J PIC FIC KRA (Text)
Children's Picture Books
52124300397655
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Victor Farmington Library PIC KRA (Text)
Children's New Materials
52128300937642
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