Where Did Poppy Go?: A Story about Loss, Grief, and Renewal (Hardcover)

Where Did Poppy Go?: A Story about Loss, Grief, and Renewal By Gail Silver, Amanda Quartey (Illustrator) Cover Image

Where Did Poppy Go?: A Story about Loss, Grief, and Renewal (Hardcover)

By Gail Silver, Amanda Quartey (Illustrator)

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"How do we answer children's questions about the cycle of life? This book is the perfect resource."
—Hunter Clarke-Fields, MSAE, RYT, author of Raising Good Humans

After a grandfather, "Poppy," dies, a father and son journey forward through seasons and time, discovering how our loved ones remain with us even after they pass on.


From beloved author Gail Silver of the Anh's Anger series comes a touching story of a father comforting his son after a grandfather, "Poppy," dies. The lovely rhyme and poetry offers a heartfelt way to discuss loss and grief with a child. We see, along with the little boy of the story, how our loved ones are with us forever, in everything we do. 

Beautiful textured pastels carry the reader through the seasons as the father describes the cycle of life, and all of the beauty and sadness that comes with it.
Gail Silver, J.D. E-RYT, RCYT, is an award winning author, educator and entrepreneur whose recent picture books include Booma Boom Boom (Magination 2022), Mindful Bea and The Worry Tree (Magination), and the acclaimed Anh’s Anger trilogy (Parallax). Lauded “A Winning Series” by Publishers Weekly, the Anh’s Anger books have garnered a Skipping Stones Literary Award for Multicultural Awareness, a Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award nomination, a bevy of foreign rights sales and a second home in SEL curricula across the globe. She is the founder, CEO and curriculum developer of Yoga Child, Inc. and The School Mindfulness Project, Inc., organizations providing sustainable mind-body education to underserved Philadelphia area school communities. Prior to becoming an author/educator, Gail was an attorney, specializing in children’s advocacy law. She lives in Philadelphia with her family.

Amanda Quartey was born and bred in London. She has always loved to draw and has been doing so ever since she can remember. At the age of fourteen she moved to Ghana and studied art at school and later returned to the UK to study graphic design. Her artistic path deviated slightly when she studied Classics at University, and then later started working in finance. But she is now loving every bit of her illustration career. She lives in London.
Product Details ISBN: 9781952692246
ISBN-10: 1952692245
Publisher: Plum Blossom
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English
"How do we answer children's questions about the cycle of life? Gail Silver's Where Did Poppy Go? is the perfect resource for this. In a gentle and comforting way, this book shares the deep wisdom of interbeing with kids. I highly recommend it!"
—Hunter Clarke-Fields, MSAE, RYT, author of Raising Good Humans

"Gail Silver's wise exploration of grief and loss through the eyes of a father and son will bring a sense of comfort and connection to every family who reads it. Amanda Quartey's stunning illustrations complement the lyrical language perfectly. Where Did Poppy Go? is a joy to read, and it will undoubtedly create space for parents and children to come together in difficult times. I highly recommend this book to every family."
—Carla Naumburg, PhD, LICSW, author of Parenting in the Present Moment

"Gail Silver's touching Where Did Poppy Go? is sure to console both children and adults through difficult losses, as well as inspire reflection even in happy times."
—Dr. Christopher Willard, author of Alphabreaths

"A sweet book for children who have lost a grandparent or any person they love. It helps a child understand that when someone dies, they have not disappeared, but can be found everywhere."
Jan Chozen Bays