A sensitively crafted tale introducing children to the circle of life.
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Lola and the Tree of Life
Children ages 4 through 8 learn about death as a part of life through the story of a young girl named Lola, her beloved friend Tree (a wise old oak) and her ailing grandfather.
This story can help a child:
- Prepare for the death of a loved one or pet before it happens.
- Understand that while death is permanent, memories and connections live on.
- Learn about natural cycles in the web of life.
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Where to Purchase
Or purchase or borrow locally:
Central Illinois Locations
All Peoria libraries
Proctor Hospital Gift Shop
Rick Renner Accounting office
Chillicothe Public Library
Marquette Heights Public Library
Forest Park Nature Center Gift Shop
Why teach kids about loss before it happens?
I wrote “Lola and the Tree of Life” to introduce the idea of death in a loving, natural way—before it happens. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, counselor, teacher or anyone else in a position to nurture a child, I hope this book helps you prepare the children in your life for the loss of a beloved person, pet or other living thing.
Resources for Adults & Kids
Use these free resources to enhance the “Lola and the Tree of Life” experience.