How does a child cope with loss and grief? In this moving story for children of all ages, a young boy gets the news that his adored Uncle Phil has died unexpectedly. Told through the eyes of a child, the story describes many traditions and social rituals associated with death, and addresses a wide range of feelings and questions. As his mother attempts to explain death to the boy, he finds his own uplifting way to grieve for Uncle Phil.

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About the Author

Marjorie White Pellegrino really did know the boy who played ball with his uncle one last time. A writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, she finds much of her inspiration in children, and repays their gift in writing workshops where she offers them a chance to discover their voice and wisdom. Marge grew up in Tuckahoe, New York, and has made her home in Tucson, Arizona, for the last 20 ears with her husband, son, cat, and the desert residents who visit their yard on a daily basis.

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About the Illustrator
Christine Kempf was born in Buffalo, New York. An impassioned student of the human face and form, she grew up surrounded by a large family who grudgingly became the subjects of her earliest drawings. Christine now lives in sunny Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, Karim, who is also featured heavily in her sketchbook.