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Author Hest, Pimm van, 1975- author.

Title Maybe dying is like becoming a butterfly / written by Pimm van Hest ; illustrated by Lisa Brandenburg.

Publication Info. New York : Clavis Publishing, 2019.


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 GDL Central Library Children's, Parents' Shelf    jO HEST,PIM    Available
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Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 30 cm
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Note Originally published as "Misschien is doodgaan wel hetzelfde als een vlinder worden" in Belgium and the Netherlands by Clavis Uitgeverij, 2018. English translation from the Dutch by Clavis Publishing Inc., New York.
Summary A philosophical conversation about death from the author of I Give You My Heart. "Are you going to die, Grandpa?" "Someday, sweetheart. But I hope not too soon." Their simple exchange covers a lot of philosophical ground. Grandpa allows that "no one really knows" what happens after death, but he tells Christopher that some people think of heaven ("a place without sadness or war"), others of rebirth ("each time, you get wiser"), and others of "nothing" ("the same as before you were born"). The pair discusses the whys of death ("dying is part of life"), birth ("to learn all sorts of things"), and feelings of fear or comfort about dying.
Subject Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandparent and child -- Juvenile fiction.
Children and death -- Juvenile fiction.
Death -- Juvenile fiction.
Death -- Psychological aspects -- Juvenile fiction.
Caring -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form Picture books.
Added Author Brandenburg, Lisa (Illustrator), illustrator.
Added Title Misschien is doodgaan wel hetzelfde als een vlinder worden. English
ISBN 9781605374949 (hardcover)
1605374946 (hardcover)
9781605375052 (softcover)
1605375055 (softcover)

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