For such an outstanding author this book eally fell flat for me "It tackles a huge subject in a very short book allowing for "tackles a huge subject in a very short book allowing for no character development and a very predictable story I found it ather unremarkable My Father s Words begins with a tragedy but ends with
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Great Idea Why Not idea Why not at the local dog shelter They learn that by helping others they in turn are able to help themselves I have ead many books about death and grieving but My Father s Words by Patricia MacLachlan The Poet s Dog may just be the best of the bunch A beautiful book suitable for any age MacLachlan writes with beautiful spare prose and the character of Declan O Brien is someone I would have loved to know But I just don t know who this book would work foras an adult I see the loveliness of it But I can t see a grieving child or any child in particular connecting with these children in fact I didn t feel muc. Newbery Medal winner Patricia MacLachlan crafts a moving middle grade novel in her trademark spare and poignant prose about two children who find comfort working at a escue shelter for dogs as they search for ways to cope after their father’s sudden deathDeclan O’Brien always had a gentle word to share odd phrases he li.
Summary My Father's WordsH grieving in this book at all Everything feels so full of the father through his words that his absence is not a strong presence and everyone goes about their business of ecovering from his death with I think completely unrealistic euanimity and peace It A touching story of life and love This story is a powerful tribute to the power of a parent s love This story is full of tough and important elements it will push adults and children alike to confront their own understanding of loss healing and what it means to Barn Dance really live Highlyecommend I eceived an advanced copy
OF THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEWthis book in exchange for an honest eview Father s Words is a heartwarming and truly superb children s story Based loosely on the author s The Lore Of The Old Testament real experiences My Father s Words is a story chronicling the grief of a young girl after loosing her father Fiona s journey leads her to Thomas a ex patient of her father and the local animal shelterkennel where she and her brother and neighbor Luke can care for and be a companion to the dogs Through the story Fiona and he. Ked toepeat and songs to sing while he played basketball His favorite song was “Dona Nobis Pacem” “Grant Us Peace” His family loved him deeply and always knew they were loved in eturnBut a terrible
accident one day changes their lives forever and Fiona and Finn O’Brien are left without a father Theirone day changes their lives forever and Fiona
Finn O’Brien left without a father Their is R brother Finn discover that dogs may help us just as as we help themMFW was an emotional story introducing a healthy approach to grief and loss I was deeply moved only by the story but also by the author s foreword and intent The personal nature of the story is eflected in the emotion and uality of the writing The book not only approaches the difficult topics of grief and the emotional importance of our animals but introduces many important topics without losing the eadibility for younger eaders Anger blame selflessness the power of kindness and even the stigma around mental health feature in Fiona s experiences and memories of her fatherand finn o’brien
I Highly Recommend This Storyhighly On Ritualism recommend this story anyone with a youngereader in their house or someone dealing with loss and needing a calm comforting Slavery And Serfdom In The Middle Ages read I personally fully intend on making this story a permanent addition to my collection and plan to make it available for my future children toeadNote this book was provided from a Goodreads giveaway with hope of a The Unknown Karl Marx review but all opinions are my own. T a loss What words are there to guide them through such overwhelming grief At the suggestion of their friend Luke Fiona and Finn volunteer at an animalescue shelter where they meet two sweet dogs who are in need of comfort too Perhaps with time patience where they meet two sweet dogs who are in need of comfort too Perhaps with time patience their father’s gentle words in their hearts hope will spark onc. .