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Divorce and Separation
ISBN: 9781403497758
Author: Murphy, Patricia J.
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
Published: August 2007
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Binding Type: Library Binding
Annotation: Introduces divorce and separation, discussing what happens to the children, the emotions that are often experienced by those whose parents have gotten divorced or separated, getting help, and accepting change.
Additional Information
Physical Information: 0.38" H x 8.98" L x 7.86" W 32 pages
Bargain Category: Upper Elementary, Reference, Non-Fiction, Middle School
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Spring)
This book makes its complicated topic accessible to young children. The emotional subjects are presented in a neutral, dry tone ("A divorce is the end of a marriage"), which may help young readers gain perspective on their own situations. Stock photos throughout serve to encourage interest and discussion. Reading list. Glos., ind. Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2008 June)

Gr 2–4— Murphy addresses these emotionally charged topics in a basic and direct manner. The book defines the terms and explains the differences between separation and divorce. It also covers various emotions and feelings that are often associated with them. The writing is frank yet sensitive enough in its approach and the accompanying full-color photographs effectively illustrate the text. A solid introduction to a tough topic.—Kristen Frey, Rocky River Public Library, OH

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