A Last Goodbye
Elin Kelsey, illustrated by Soyeon Kim
How do we say goodbye to a loved one after they die? This book broaches a difficult topic in a heartfelt way by exploring the beauty in how animals mourn. From elephants to whales, parrots to bonobos, and lemurs to humans, we all have rituals to commemorate our loved ones and to lift each other up in difficult times.
New from the award-winning team behind You Are Stardust, Wild Ideas, and You Are Never Alone, this book gently recognizes death as a natural part of life for humans and all animals. Written in spare, poetic language and illustrated with stunning dioramas, it draws out our similarities with other animals as it honors the universal experience of mourning. The touching and uplifting book ends on a hopeful note, showing how we live on both in memories and on the planet, our bodies nourishing new life in the Earth and the oceans. (From Owlkids)
Elin Kelsey is an author, scholar, and educator in the area of hope and the environment. She divides her time between California and Victoria.
Soyeon Kim is a Toronto based, Korean-born artist, illustrator and art educator.