Grandpa Went to Heaven by Amber Richards

A Child's book to help process death of a loved one Christian perspective

Grandpa went to heaven

This children's e-book 'Grandpa Went to Heaven', is written from a Christian perspective for very young children who have lost a loved one. What do you tell a young child who has lost a loved one and is grieving? 

Children are so concrete in their thinking, and death can be a very difficult subject to talk about in generic terms, yet especially so in the middle of emotional pain and loss. Yet, they seek answers. 

This was written as a tool to assist parents and loved ones to help children process death, grief and bereavement. It has beautiful images and acknowledges the sadness of grief, yet also offers hope and comfort as well. 

There is a foreword section to parents in the e-book with suggestions to help their children through this very painful time, and tips to customize the e-book to their specific circumstances, including other loved ones besides a grandpa. Download your copy of Grandpa Went to Heaven now. 

Genre: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Religion / Christianity

Secondary Genre: JUVENILE NONFICTION / General

Language: English

Keywords: Christian, Christianity, death, heaven, bereavement, grief, grieving, children book, childrens book, grandpa, loved one, family, dying, Catholic, faith

Word Count: 898

Sales info:

This is a new ebook, only in English ebook format.  I plan to publish soon in print format as well.  Currently gets 1-10 sales a month. 

I will be also making this into a paperback edition through Babelcube (hopefully more commissions for your work you do once), and will set up a landing page for this book and promote it (as with all my books)

5 star reader review.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #641,491 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

Sample text:

Foreword to Parents or Adults Reading to Children

This e-book is written from a Christian perspective, intended to be read to very young children (or any age that would be useful for them), to help them cope with the death and grief of loosing a loved one.

This was specifically written to help a smart little 2-year old boy who saw his grandpa nearly everyday.  He needed an explanation about where his grandpa went.  Verbalizing this explanation in a book can be difficult for several reasons:

The content is for very young children who think in such concrete ways
The subject is complex
It is important not to cause fear
Feelings of sorrow need to be validated, while at the same time hope is portrayed       

Some of the details in this book are very specific to his grandpa, like the use of a cane, which the little boy enjoyed borrowing.  As you read this to a young child, please add any details that would make it more personal to their situation.  Following are some examples:

What did the child call the loved one?  This concept can be applicable to anyone who has passed in the child's life.

What were some personal limitations their loved one’s human body had, that their heavenly body won't?  Perhaps it was glasses, a wheelchair, hearing aids, or something similar.

Is there something unique and age-appropriate that you want to say about how they died?

Here are a couple of recommendations for using this e-book:

Read it over yourself to identify areas to personalize before reading to the child. 
Determine how you want to incorporate these in your reading.

Due to the fact that this topic is complex and deeply emotional, and that it is being read to a young child, it was important to keep this book brief




Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Madelyn Coetzee
Already translated. Translated by Ben Van Brandt
Already translated. Translated by Line Bouchard
Already translated. Translated by Steve Jaqvaar
Author review:
Did an amazing job!!!
Already translated. Translated by Simona Trapani
Already translated. Translated by Hiroko Yamagiwa
Author review:
Did such a great job in a very timely manner. Truly a pleasure working with!
Already translated. Translated by Håkon Lund
Already translated. Translated by Elvira Sousa
Already translated. Translated by Pablo Crescentini

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