by Laura Harris and Steve Dawson
For individual reading or group use, Jack's Journey is the story of a boy who gets lost in the "woods" of his own grief. This adventure allegory, designed for children ten through teens, is the story of Jack, who, after the death of his mother, finds himself lost in the woods. He meets Sojourn, who becomes a new friend, guide, and teacher. As they journey, Jack and Sojourn meet other travelers who are lost in the woods, and togethger they learn about grief.
Jack's journey through the woods often resembles real life, as children struggle with the incredible changes in their own world due to the death of someone they love.They may even feel like they are in a totally different world.
At the end of the book, a list of questions is provided to help parents and their children understand and express their grief. It is also a good resource for a children's group where reading a chapter each week is employed as a part of the group process. The stories in the book affirm that healing is found within the struggle and its accompanying thoughts and feelings.
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"I have been completely entranced and moved by Jack's Journey. It is a vibrant contribution to the literature for young people trying to understand their complicated feelings of grief. The authors have a gift for writing and for conveying the complicated reactions of grief in experiences that can be understood by children and teens alike."
-Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, BCD University Distinguished Professor, Fordham University Editor of Helping Bereaved Children