Lifetimes – Bryan Mellonie & Robert Ingpen


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Author:  Bryan Mellonie
Illustrator:  Robert Ingpen
Description:  40-page book
ISBN: 978-0-1435-0144-2
Publisher:  Puffin Random House Australia, Jan 2005

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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. 

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ISBN-10: 0143501445
ISBN-13: 9780143501442
Goodreads: 51993720

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Have you ever wondered why a butterfly lives for only a few weeks? Or why a tree lives for hundreds of year? You may have been sad when someone in your family, or a favourite pet became sick and died. There is a beginning and an ending to everything that is alive. In between is a lifetime. Dying is a much a part of living as being born. Author BiographyRobert Ingpen rose to prominence with his illustrations for Colin Thiele's Storm Boy. However, he is as well known for his work with environmental, conservational and historical projects as he is for writing and illustrating children's books. He was one of the founders of the Australian Conservation Foundation and is responsible for designing the flag and coat of arms for the Northern Territory and stamps for the Captain Cook Bicentenary and the 50th anniversary of CSIRO. He has also worked for the United Nations, designing pamphlets on fisheries. Ingpen was born in Geelong in 1936. After studying art at RMIT, he worked with the CSIRO, specialising in relating design to scientific research. It is this early experience, and his diverse interests that mark Robert Ingpen as an exceptional illustrator, combining fantasy with science and history with the present. His illustrations for Beginnings and Endings with Lifetimes In Between are an exquisite example of his talent. Robert Ingpen won the international Hans Christian Anderson Medal in 1986, for his illustrations, and the Dromkeen medal in 1989. - Beginnings And Endings With Lifetimes In Between By Bryan Mellonie (Paperback)

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