Divorce ISBN: 9781842341643
Amos, Janine, Green, Gwen and Hampton, Angela
Published by Cherrytree (Separations series), 2002
A series of letters, short stories, and practical advice for children going through the trauma of divorce. We meet Tom, whose dad has moved to a flat, Danny, who is hating everything about Christmas because dad isn't there and nothing is the same, Sally, who writes to her friend to tell her how unhappy she is about her parents' split, and Kate, who is terribly unhappy that her dad is about to re-marry. The emotions, both within the stories and letters and in the information pages, ring very true, and we learn, too, about the emotional problems that parents face. Sensitive and realistic illustrations, as well as photographs, add to the whole, and there are good coping strategies explained. A list of helplines is given. A first-rate approach to a difficult and sensitive subject.
Age: 7+