My Father’s Words

by Patricia MacLachlan

On Sale: 22/10/2018

Format:

Hardcover

About the Book

Patricia MacLachlan, beloved author of the Newbery Medal-winning Sarah, Plain and Tall, has crafted another lyrical and touching novel for young readers about finding hope after the loss of a loved one.

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

At the suggestion of their friend Luke, Fiona and Finn volunteer at an animal rescue shelter, where they meet two sweet dogs who are in need of comfort, too. Perhaps with time, patience, and their father's gentle words in their hearts, hope will spark once more.

∗ Junior Library Guild Selection ∗ Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year 2019 (9-12) ∗

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062687692
  • ISBN 10: 0062687697
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - US
  • On Sale: 22/10/2018
  • Pages: 144
  • List Price: 29.99 AUD
  • Age: From 8 years
  • BISAC1: Children's, Teenage & educational / Personal & social issues: death & bereavement (Children's - Teenage)

Biography

Patricia MacLachlan is the best-selling author of many beloved books for young readers, including SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL, winner of the Newbery Medal. Her novels for young readers include ARTHUR FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, THE FACTS AND FICTIONS OF MINNA PRATT, SKYLARK, CALEB’S STORY, MORE PERFECT THAN THE MOON, and GRANDFATHER’S DANCE. She is also the author of many timeless picture books, including THREE NAMES, WHO LOVES ME?, WHAT YOU KNOW FIRST, ALL THE PLACES TO LOVE, PAINTING THE WIND, BITTLE, and ONCE I ATE A PIE, several of which she co-wrote with her daughter, Emily. She lives with her husband and two border terriers in Williamsburg, Massachusetts.


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