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Book: The Divided Island (Healing Stories) by Patricia de Hemricourt

Book: The Divided Island (Healing Stories) by Patricia de Hemricourt

categories: Book, Children's Book, Healing Picture Book, Family Relationships, Family Crisis, Separation, Breaking Up, Divorcing, Young Children, Parents, Parenting, Kids, Bedtime Story for Children of Divorce

Patricia de Hemricourt

Author Patricia de Hemricourtabout this book: Jonathan lives happily on a paradisaical island when an earthquake rocks his world.

A bedtime story tailored for children aged 4 to 7 to read at bedtime when parents are separating or divorcing.

Children in the midst of a divorce do not want to be reminded of the impending or recent divorce just before going to bed, yet the anxieties surrounding the family crisis are sometimes troubling their sleep.

"The Divided Island" has bee written especially to assuage these fears without ever mentioning the words family, love, home, two homes or any reminder of the dissolution of the family unit.

Using monkeys as Jonathan's friends on the island squarely puts the child at the center of the picture.

Using an earthquake as an allegory of the breaking up of the family unit underlines the lack of responsibility of the child, as no-one in their sane mind would blame anyone for a natural catastrophe.

This is what Amazon customers said about the book:

• "A must have for parents undergoing the painful process of breaking up" — Shahar

• "This book helped me to start a positive conversation about the divorce" — Jipi

• "Helpful, kind and honest" — oo

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