Into the Great Forest: A Story for Children Away from Parents for the First Time

Pages: 32, Black & white
Size: 7 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Age Range: 3-7
Item #: 4414398
ISBN: 978-0-945354-39-0
List Price: $14.95
Copyright: 1992
Format: Hardcover
Other Format: Softcover
Availability: In Stock
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Early separations — whether to go to school, a playgroup, camp, or to visit grandparents alone — can be as upsetting as they are exciting for both children and parents. How these events are handled can affect how children behave in similar situations throughout their lives.

This delightful tale about a young prince's adventures away from home explores the insecurity and anger children may feel and gently suggests ways to resolve their conflicts by relying on their own strengths.

About the Authors

Irene Wineman Marcus is a child psychoanalyst trained under the directorship of Anna Freud at the Hampstead Child Therapy Clinic. She is a member of the Association for Child Psychoanalysis and the New York Freudian Society, and is in private practice.

Paul Marcus, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City, and a member of the National Psychological Association of Psychoanalysis.

They are coauthors of Scary Night Visitors: A Story for Children With Bedtime Fears.

About the Illustrator
Susan Jeschke is an award-winning author and illustrator of books for young readers. Among her titles are Firerose, an ALA Notable Book, The Devil Did It, a winner of the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, and Perfect the Pig, a Reading Rainbow Selection.
Reviews & Awards

A psychologically sound and artistically delightful book for both children and their parents in preparation for those first fateful separations. It may well be the first of its kind.
—Eleanor Galenson, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

A splendid achievement…Irene and Paul Marcus should be congratulated for writing a book that will help parents help their children overcome their fears the first time they face the reality of leaving home.
—Alvin N. Eden, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and author of Positive Parenting and Dr. Eden's Health Kids