Sophie Learns to Be Brave

Sophie Learns to Be Brave

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A story for kids ages 4-8 about a young girl and her encounters with a dog that teaches her friendship, presence, loss, and bravery.

This story follows a young girl named Sophie and a sweet old dog who cross paths in the midst of a storm. "Breathing in, I am safe; breathing out, I am free," Sophie repeats again and again to remind herself and the old one to stay present and brave when feeling scared or unsettled. In helping each other through their fears, a deep kinship is formed that makes a lasting impact on Sophie's life.

Author: Joan Halifax
Publisher: Bala Kids
Published: 03/29/2022
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 10.60h x 7.70w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781611808957
Audience: Ages 4-8

About the Author
JOAN HALIFAX is a Zen priest and anthropologist who has served on the faculty of Columbia University and the University of Miami School of Medicine. For the past thirty years she has worked with dying people and has lectured on the subject of death and dying at Harvard Divinity School, Harvard Medical School, Georgetown Medical School, and many other academic institutions. In 1990, she founded Upaya Zen Center, a Buddhist study and social action center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1994, she founded the Project on Being with Dying, which has trained hundreds of healthcare professionals in the contemplative care of dying people.

KIERSTEN EAGAN is a children's illustrator and visual development artist with a passion for storytelling. She finds inspiration anywhere a story can be found--in nature, reading, history, adventures, traveling--and specializes in gouache, pencils, and digital work. A graduate of the Academy of Art in San Francisco, Kiersten works in animation where she has designed for a variety of television and film projects such as My Little Pony, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and The Addams Family.