Beach days with Uncle Mike always bring something unexpected, like a shiny shell that turns out to be a hermit crab. But Uncle Mike has cancer. Not every surprise is a good one anymore. Soon Uncle Mike starts spending more and more time at the hospital, and the grown-ups start saying "we don't know" over and over. One day Mom says Uncle Mike is gone. Gone where? What place could be better than his house on the beach? How could he leave without saying goodbye?
This gentle, evocatively illustrated story addresses illness and loss from a child's perspective. Though grief, confusion, and anger can be overwhelming, we can find ways to move forward with the memory of our loved ones.
Author: Pam Zollman
Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 8.10h x 10.10w x 0.50d
Audience: Ages 4-8
Booklist 03/01/2022 pg. 61