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The Purple Balloon

The Purple Balloon( )
Author: Raschka, Chris
ISBN:978-0-375-84146-0
Publication Date:May 2007
Publisher:Random House Children's Books
Imprint:Schwartz & Wade Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $16.99
Book Description:

When a child becomes aware of his pending death (children tend to know long before the rest of us even want to consider it), and is given the opportunity to draw his feelings, he will often draw a blue or purple balloon, released and unencumbered, on its way upward. Health-care professionals have discovered that this is true, regardless of a child's cultural or religious background and researchers believe that this is symbolic of the child's innate knowledge that a part of them will...
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Book Details
Pages:32
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Death, Grief, Bereavement
Juvenile Fiction / Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7.17 x 8.24 x 0.34 Inches
Book Weight:0.495 Pounds
Author Biography
Raschka, Chris (Author)
Chris Raschka was born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania on March 6, 1959. He received a B.A. from St. Olaf College in 1981. Before becoming a full-time author, he was an art teacher in St. Croix, Virgin Islands and a freelance artist, cartoonist, and editorial illustrator. He is an author and illustrator of children's books including Yo! Yes?, Charlie Parker Played Be Bop, and Mysterious Thelonious. Hello, Goodbye Window won the Caldecott Medal in 2006 and A Ball for Daisy won the Caldecott Medal in 2012.

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