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Author Wilcox, Merrie-Ellen, author.

Title After life : ways we think about death / Merrie-Ellen Wilcox.

Publication Info. [Victoria, British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 393 WIL    Available
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Description 88 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references, glossary, and index.
Contents We are stardust -- Every living thing -- Nature or science? -- Atoms to atoms -- Farewell, adieu -- Healing after loss.
Summary "Why do we die? Why can't we live forever? What happens to us after death? Moving between science and culture, After Life: Ways We Think About Death takes a straightforward look at these and other questions long taboo in our society. By showing the fascinating, diverse ways in which we understand death, both today and throughout our history, the book also shines a light on what it is to be human. Each chapter includes a brief telling of a death legend, myth or history from a different culture or tradition, from Adam and Eve to Wolf and Coyote, and ends with a section on a common theme in our thinking about death, such as rivers and birds in the afterlife, the colors that different cultures use to symbolize death, and, of course, ghosts. The final chapter is about grief, which is both a universal human experience and unique to each person. The text offers suggestions for ways to think about our grief, when to ask for help and how to talk to friends who are grieving."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Death -- Juvenile literature.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Juvenile literature.
Grief -- Juvenile literature.
Death -- Juvenile literature.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Juvenile literature.
Grief -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Juvenile works.
Other Form: Wilcox, Merrie-Ellen. After life.: Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2018 (CaOONL)2017907914X
ISBN 145981388X (hardcover)
9781459813885 (hardcover)
9781459813908 (PDF)
9781459813915 (epub)

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