As Leila’s mom fades away under the veil of illness, the world feels as if it’s crumbling in on her. She no longer wants to participate at school, and the ache in her tummy is ever-present. She longs for the way things used to be before “the sick” crept into their lives and threatened to shatter their dreams. One night, Leila‘s frustration boils over, and the tears fall with rapidity. Her father comforts her and suggests the perfect remedy to their sadness. “Making happy” allows them to transform their pain into laughter and their fears into acceptance. Through it all, Leila’s mother’s illuminating spirit never falters.
This is heartwarming story about courage in the face of tragedy and resilience during tumultuous times. Children who’ve lost a loved one to cancer or any other debilitating disease or unexpected circumstance will find this a treasure in a gold mine. It’s eloquently written and splendidly illustrated with gorgeous tapestry designs.
The Author’s Note is reflective of her own first-hand experience battling cancer as a young mother. Her message to all is that, in the midst and aftermath of coping with a life-changing event, it not only okay to feel, it’s absolutely vital. Only then, can one begin to heal.
|Page Count||32 pages|
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