The Dragonfly Door

The Dragonfly Door
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Help children identify beauty and hope in all cycles of life as they follow two insects, Lea and Nym, and the struggles Nym endures when her friend disappears. This is a tender story about loss and change, written to help parents express their views about life and death. Children may identify with Nym, who grieves the loss of her friend, and find it easier to express their unique feelings about a loss after hearing the story. The book may serve many purposes, such as comforting a grieving child or providing facts about dragonflies. Beautifully illustrated, it is cherished by parents, grandparents, and teachers. It has been adapted into theatrical performances in various communities to help children cope with the loss of their classmates.

"The warm, emotional colors . . . illustrate this highly recommended picturebook for sharing the bittersweet realities of life with young people."
—Midwest Book Review

"[The Dragonfly Door] should be quite helpful in providing support for a child who has experienced a loss similar to that of Nym. It is a somewhat sad but truly hopeful story that I rate as excellent."
—W. Walker, Stories for Children Magazine

The Dragonfly Door | by John Adams | Illustrated by Barbara L. Gibson
Ages 5 to 9 | 40 pages
Hardcover | US$17.95 | ISBN: 978-1-934066-12-6
Paperback | US$9.99 | ISBN: 978-1-934066-16-4 
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Benjamin Franklin Award Gold Medal
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