The Fairy Caretaker
Paperback, 33 Pages
Price: £14.00 (excl. VAT)
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The Fairy Caretaker is the first in the series of books written by Mel Scott and illustrated by Ruth Ablett. It explores the choice that some families make to have, and visit a gravestone when their baby dies. This can be puzzling for young children, and sometimes upsetting as they witness their parent’s distress. The book does not hide away from gently describing the strong feelings families experience. This book creates a magical view of these special gardens, where gems and flowers are added to the grave by The Fairy Caretaker. Little Violet wanders amongst the baby headstones, and between them notices small doors and lots of tiny people each with a different job to do. This book would be suitable for children between the ages of 2 and 7, who have experienced the loss of a child in the family/extended family/friends. It is based around the practice of burying a baby/child or their ashes and placing a grave marker there. It may be less suitable for families who have... More > experienced early miscarriage.< Less
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24-Feb-2013Mel I am in love with your book it's so perfect. I will be showing my kids tomorrow. Charlie was 3 when Amber died and knows all about her special place. In the summer we plan to make her a garden in our garden just like the one in the book. Emily is only 18 months old so doesn't really understand anything about her big sister but she loves your fairies. Well done :) and can't wait to see the next one. Xxx Holly, Mum to Angel Amber This is a beautiful and magical book, written with sensitivity and love. I have no doubt it will help children who have lost their brother or sister to understand more about the emotions they're experiencing, and give parents an opportunity to answer any questions they might have about their loss. Ben Wakeling, Author of How I Came To Hold You I've read The Fairy Caretaker, Firstly such simple, beautiful words, so well put across, so easy to read to a child, little ones will find this really easy to understand, in a fun and interesting way, loss is... More > interpreted so well. The illustration is magical, beautiful and just amazing! Well done, I can't wait to receive the book :-) xx Kelly, Mum to Angel Bella Mel i think your book is amazing!! I love the idea of the "forever babies" and the fairyies that keep everything lovely! the illustrations are fantastic, it explains so much to children. I'm not quite ready to explain to Ruby what has happened yet but when I am I will defo use your books to help me! Well done,you've written a brilliant story and should be very proud of yourself!!!! Xx CJ, Mum to Angel Robbie Hi Mel I read it last night absolutely fantastic, the story was extremely well written and perfect for younger kids to understand when they have an angel sibling also understanding why mummy/daddy are sad too. The pictures throughout are just amazing. The whole story is just perfect in helping a little one come to terms with what has happened and give them an understanding in such a difficult time Emma, Mum to Angel Freya< Less
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- Standard Copyright Licence
- 03 February 2013
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Full colour
- 0.13 kg
- Dimensions (centimetres)
- 22.86 wide x 17.78 tall
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