Beginnings and Endings with Lifetimes in Between
When the death of a relative, a friend, or a pet happens or is about to happen . . . how can we help a child to understand? Lifetimes is a moving book for children of all ages, even parents too. It lets us explain life and death in a sensitive, caring, beautiful way. Lifetimes tells us about beginnings. And about endings. And about living in between.
With large, wonderful illustrations, it tells about plants. About animals. About people. It tells that dying is as much a part of living as being born. It helps us to remember. It helps us to understand.
Lifetimes. . . a very special, very important book for you and your child. The book that explains—beautifully—that all living things have their own special Lifetimes.
For over twenty years, Bryan Mellonie‘s Beginnings and Endings with Lifetimes In Between has been a wonderful source of comfort for both children and adults, with its sensitive discussions about death and beautiful celebration of living. Lifetimes is currently listed with many organisations that deal with difficult issues such as recovery from sickness and disease and dealing with the inevitability of death from someone suffering a terminal illness.
Robert Ingpen is as well-known for his work with conservation, environmental and historical projects, as he is for illustrating children’s books. He has won both the International Hans Christian Andersen Medal and the Australian Dromkeen Medal for his exceptional artwork.