Missing Violet

$17.99 USD

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This gentle story about the loss of a friend connects each stage of grief with a color to give kids tools to process grief and trauma

Life is full of sunshine for inseparable friends Violet and Mia. Until one day, Violet leaves school sick and doesn't get better. Without her best friend, Mia slips into a gloomy existence. As she moves through the stages of grief like the colors of a rainbow, Mia wonders if she will ever feel like herself again. When Mia reaches out to her classmates, she remembers what she loved most about Violet.

A sensitive and poignant story about the loss of a friend and experiencing the different stages of grief.

Kelly Swemba has been passionate about big feelings since she was little. She holds a master's degree in psychiatric nursing and has also worked as a preschool intervention aide for children with autism. She's a member of SCBWI, 12x12, and Children's Book Insider. Kelly lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio.

Fabiana Faiallo is a freelance illustrator who has done work for children's magazines, textbooks, and children's books. She was born and raised in Brazil, and still lives there today.

"With its hopeful ending and tender examples of emotional processing, this picture book offers young readers an age-appropriate view of grief . . . A sensitive, feelings-centered story about bereavement from a child's perspective." -- KIRKUS


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