Opas Reise zu den Sternen
Author: Anja Kieffer
Publisher: Gütersloher Verlagshaus
Wenn die Zeit bei den Sternen anfängt und endet Alle Menschen sind Sterne, bevor sie auf die Erde kommen – das glaubt zumindest Jakobs Papa. Und da ist für den Jungen alles klar: Der Opa ist einfach wieder zu seinen Freunden zurück in den Himmel. Papa sagt, Tod ist nur ein Wort. Es bedeutet, dass die Zeit auf der Erde zu Ende ist. Für den Opa hat jetzt die Zeit bei den Sternen angefangen. Mit dieser berührenden Geschichte von den Sternen haben Erwachsene die Möglichkeit, Kindern eine hoffnungsvolle Erklärung zu vermitteln, warum ein vertrauter Mensch gestorben ist und was nun mit ihm passiert. Und dann ist da noch die Beerdigung und ganz viel Angst und Traurigkeit: Dieses sensibel geschriebene und illustrierte Kinderbuch greift diese Emotionen auf und macht ein tröstliches Verstehen möglich. Ein Buch für Erwachsene, die Kinder in ihrer Trauer begleiten Ein berührendes Kinderbuch mit Illustrationen für Fünf- bis Zehnjährige
"Flovely - Adventures on the Houseboat" is a lovingly written children’s book for children from three to six. The cheerful adventure story tells of an exciting outing on a boat with Flovely and her friends. Positive character traits like friendship, team spirit and trust are essential in the story and are conveyed to the children playfully. Together with her friends Flovely makes an adventurous boat trip on the rainbow river. As a team the friends repair the old houseboat, make new friends and build a great pirate’s camp at a wonderful beach. During an exciting hike in the night the adventurers watch the animals of the forest and afterwards have a glittering feast round the camp fire. This is a free children’s book. Flovely presents high quality children’s books for free, which have been developed in cooperation with educators.
You Me Everything
Author: Catherine Isaac
“Equal parts wry comedy and touching family drama, it’s ultimately a heartbreaker that’ll stay with you long after you’re done.” —Marie Claire “Glass of chilled rosé, check. Comfy chair, check. Box of tissues, check. You Me Everything is everything you need for a moving, funny, heartbreaking, and ultimately joyous read.” --Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Map of the Heart Set in the French countryside on an idyllic summer vacation, a delicious, tender novel about finding joy and love even in the most unexpected places. Jess and her ten-year-old son William set off to spend the summer at Château de Roussignol, deep in the rich, sunlit hills of the Dordogne. There, Jess’s ex-boyfriend—and William’s father—Adam, runs a beautiful hotel in a restored castle. Lush gardens, a gorgeous pool, delectable French food, and a seemingly never-ending wine list—what’s not to like? Jess is bowled over by what Adam has accomplished, but she’s in France for a much more urgent reason: to make Adam fall in love with his own son. But Adam has other ideas, and another girlfriend—and he doesn’t seem inclined to change the habits of a lifetime just because Jess and William have appeared on the scene. Jess isn’t surprised, but William—who has quickly come to idolize his father—wants nothing more than to spend time with him. But Jess can’t allow Adam to let their son down—because she is tormented by a secret of her own, one that nobody—especially William—must discover. By turns heartwrenching and hopeful, You Me Everything is a novel about one woman's fierce determination to grab hold of the family she has and never let go, and a romantic story as heady as a crisp Sancerre on a summer day.
When Grandpa Elephant tells his grandchildren that he is going to the elephant graveyard to die, the children have many questions for him about death and what comes next.
Lost & Found
Author: Brooke Davis
An irresistible debut novel about the wisdom of the very young, the mischief of the very old, and the magic that happens when no one else is looking Millie Bird, seven years old and ever hopeful, always wears red gumboots to match her curly hair. Her struggling mother, grieving the death of Millie’s father, leaves her in the big ladies’ underwear department of a local store and never returns. Agatha Pantha, eighty-two, has not left her house—or spoken to another human being—since she was widowed seven years ago. She fills the silence by yelling at passersby, watching loud static on TV, and maintaining a strict daily schedule. Karl the Touch Typist, eighty-seven, once used his fingers to type out love notes on his wife’s skin. Now that she’s gone, he types his words out into the air as he speaks. Karl’s been committed to a nursing home, but in a moment of clarity and joy, he escapes. Now he’s on the lam. Brought together at a fateful moment, the three embark upon a road trip across Western Australia to find Millie’s mother. Along the way, Karl wants to find out how to be a man again; Agatha just wants everything to go back to how it was. Together they will discover that old age is not the same as death, that the young can be wise, and that letting yourself feel sad once in a while just might be the key to a happy life.
Lisa and her elderly friend Otto have lots of fun together, telling stories, watching the stars, and most of all, counting things around them, but then Otto dies and Lisa cannot understand why he left her.
After his beloved grandfather dies, a young boy feels confused and sad as he struggles to understand the meaning of death.
So Long, Grandpa
Author: Elfie Donnelly
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
A ten-year-old Viennese boy describes his close relationship with his seventy-nine-year-old grandfather and how he copes with the old man's illness and death.
The Golden House
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Random House
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A modern American epic set against the panorama of contemporary politics and culture—a hurtling, page-turning mystery that is equal parts The Great Gatsby and The Bonfire of the Vanities On the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of “the Gardens,” a cloistered community in New York’s Greenwich Village. The neighborhood is a bubble within a bubble, and the residents are immediately intrigued by the eccentric newcomer and his family. Along with his improbable name, untraceable accent, and unmistakable whiff of danger, Nero Golden has brought along his three adult sons: agoraphobic, alcoholic Petya, a brilliant recluse with a tortured mind; Apu, the flamboyant artist, sexually and spiritually omnivorous, famous on twenty blocks; and D, at twenty-two the baby of the family, harboring an explosive secret even from himself. There is no mother, no wife; at least not until Vasilisa, a sleek Russian expat, snags the septuagenarian Nero, becoming the queen to his king—a queen in want of an heir. Our guide to the Goldens’ world is their neighbor René, an ambitious young filmmaker. Researching a movie about the Goldens, he ingratiates himself into their household. Seduced by their mystique, he is inevitably implicated in their quarrels, their infidelities, and, indeed, their crimes. Meanwhile, like a bad joke, a certain comic-book villain embarks upon a crass presidential run that turns New York upside-down. Set against the strange and exuberant backdrop of current American culture and politics, The Golden House also marks Salman Rushdie’s triumphant and exciting return to realism. The result is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention—a powerful, timely story told with the daring and panache that make Salman Rushdie a force of light in our dark new age. Praise for The Golden House “If you read a lot of fiction, you know that every once in a while you stumble upon a book that transports you, telling a story full of wonder and leaving you marveling at how it ever came out of the author’s head. The Golden House is one of those books. . . . [It] tackles more than a handful of universal truths while feeling wholly original.”—The Associated Press “The Golden House . . . ranks among Rushdie’s most ambitious and provocative books [and] displays the quicksilver wit and playful storytelling of Rushdie’s best work.”—USA Today “[The Golden House] is a recognizably Rushdie novel in its playfulness, its verbal jousting, its audacious bravado, its unapologetic erudition, and its sheer, dazzling brilliance.”—The Boston Globe
Author: Stian Hole
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
After the death of her mother, Anna and her father imagine that Heaven might be a place where one can help in God's garden, visit with old friends, and take off one's socks whenever one pleases.
Yolanda’s mom has died. One moment she was breathing. And the next moment she wasn’t. She was there, and yet she wasn’t. Where could her mom be now? "If you look for me, my darling, you will find me,” her mom had told her. So Yolanda decides to go looking. Looking for her mom who died. Along the way she gets help and insights from some wonderful people. A poetic story about loss and about a little girl’s inspiring belief and touching confidence.
In a strangely heart-warming story, a duck strikes up an unlikely friendship with Death. Death, Duck and the Tulip will intrigue, haunt and enchant readers of all ages. Simple, unusual, warm and witty, this book deals with a difficult subject in a way that is elegant, straightforward, and thought-provoking.
The Secrets of Midwives
Author: Sally Hepworth
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
"With empathy and keen insight, Sally Hepworth delivers a page-turning novel about the complex, lovely, and even heartbreaking relationships between mothers and daughters.—Emily Gifin Three generations of women Secrets in the present and from the past A captivating tale of life, loss, and love...Neva Bradley, a third-generation midwife, is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancy—including the identity of the baby's father— hidden from her family and co-workers for as long as possible. Her mother, Grace, finds it impossible to let this secret rest. The more Grace prods, the tighter Neva holds to her story, and the more the lifelong differences between private, quiet Neva and open, gregarious Grace strain their relationship. For Floss, Neva's grandmother and a retired midwife, Neva's situation thrusts her back sixty years in time to a secret that eerily mirrors her granddaughter's—one which, if revealed, will have life-changing consequences for them all. As Neva's pregnancy progresses and speculation makes it harder and harder to conceal the truth, Floss wonders if hiding her own truth is ultimately more harmful than telling it. Will these women reveal their secrets and deal with the inevitable consequences? Or are some secrets best kept hidden?
This is a picture book for children aged five and up, and covers a difficult subject in an unsentimental way. It describes exactly the way children resolve big issues ? through play.