The Day Tiger Rose Said Goodbye (Hardcover)
|With her usual grade and poetic sensitivity, Caldecott Medalist Yolen helps children and adults cope with the loss of a pet in this transcendent picture book that focuses not on the death as much as the life in the last day of an older cat named Tiger Rose. Full color.|
From the Publisher:
Not since The 10th Good Thing About Barney or I'll Always Love You has there been such a peaceful and inspiring book to help children and adults cope with the loss of a pet. The talented multiple-medalist Jane Yolen takes on this difficult subject with her usual grace and poetic sensitivity, focusing not on the death as much as the life in the last day of an older cat named Tiger Rose. Tiger Rose's kitten days are long gone and she's grown too tired to stay, so she says her goodbyes to all the creatures and the joys of her natural world—from the scolding blue jay, to the dog and children she shares her home with, to a chipmunk, startled by her gentleness, to her favorite shady patch under a piney bush. In a final vision, Tiger Rose takes one last leap into the blue sky and becomes one with all—the earth, the air, the sun. . . . This is perhaps the most reassuring book on death available for children.
Multifaceted author Jane Yolen spent her childhood in New York City, Virginia, and California. She attended Smith College, and after graduation began working at the Knopf publishing company. Yolen writes for adults, young adults, and children. Her first book for children, PIRATES IN PETTICOATS, was published in 1963. Her son, musician Adam Stemple, frequently collaborates with her on the songs that appear in her books. Jane Yolen is admired for her skill as an author, poet, playwright, and anthologist.