Gentle Willow: A Story for Children About Dying, Second Edition

Illustrated by Cary Pillo
Pages: 32, Color
Size: 8" x 10"
Age Range: 4-8
Item #: 441A072
ISBN: 978-1-59147-072-4
List Price: $9.95
Copyright: 2003
Format: Softcover
Other Format: Hardcover
Availability: In Stock
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Written for children who may not survive their illness or for the children who know them, the second edition of this tender and touching tale helps address feelings of disbelief, anger, and sadness, along with love and compassion.
About the Author
Joyce C. Mills, PhD, is a Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Play Therapy Supervisor, international trainer, and recipient of the Play Therapy International award for a major contribution to the field of Play Therapy and Child Psychology. Author of several books for all ages, she specializes in storytelling as a healing process. Dr. Mills has a private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona.
About the Illustrator
Cary Pillo grew up on a farm near the Cascade Mountains in Washington State. Surrounded by animals, she began drawing at an early age. Cary received her fine arts degree for Washington State University and has been an illustrator for some fifteen years. She is the illustrator of several children's books, including A Terrible Thing Happened, Tibby Tried It, and Jenny is Scared: When Sad Things Happen in the World and her colorful characters appear in many children's magazines as well. She lives in Seattle with her husband and son, and their dog Rocket.
Reviews & Awards

Praise for the first edition

A beautiful, sensitive and hope-filled metaphor which emphasizes transformation and the healing power of love. I will use it with my child patients and recommend it to their families to read together many times.
—Geraldine Yarne, MD, Connecticut Children's Hospital, Newington, CT

The tenderness coupled with reality is a unique blend which will comfort all who read this beautiful book.
—Neal G. Sutherland, MD, Director, Mahelona Hospice Service, Mahelona Hospital, and Cancer Care Coordinator, G.N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Hawaii