The Night Crossing and Storybook Manual: A Lullaby for Children on Life's Last Journey

1st Edition

Pia Jones

August 10, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 137 Pages - 38 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9780367494605 - CAT# K464458
Series: Therapeutic Fairy Tales

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This beautifully illustrated and sensitive storybook is designed to be used therapeutically by professionals and parents supporting children with an untreatable illness. With gentle and colourful illustrations that can help children with fears and feelings, it tells the story of the final journey made by a Boy with a Bear, as the Boy says his goodbyes and comes to terms with his life-ending illness.

In this bundle, it is accompanied by the Storybook Manual, a resource that has been designed to support practitioners and parents with practical and creative ideas on how to use illustrated storybooks therapeutically with children.

Key features include:

  • An inviting and sensitively written fairy tale, with a story and illustrations that have been specifically designed to support children going through difficult life-events
  • A supporting manual that offers a range of prompts, ideas and activities to encourage children’s imagination and creativity, develop confidence and emotional literacy as well as deepen engagement and understanding of storybooks.
  • Downloadable worksheets to support the story and explore specific themes further

This is an invaluable resource for all professionals looking to use stories and images therapeutically with children suffering from a life-ending illness. The resources can also be adapted for wider use with siblings and other family members.


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