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Lifetimes : the beautiful way to explain death to children  Cover Image Book Book

Lifetimes : the beautiful way to explain death to children / Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen.

Mellonie, Bryan, (author.). Ingpen, Robert, 1936- (Added Author).


When the death of a relative, a friend, or a pet happens or is about to happen... how can we help a child to understand? Lifetimes is a book for children of all ages, even parents too. It lets us explain life and death in a sensitive way. Lifetimes tells us about beginnings. And about endings. And about living in between. With illustrations, it tells about plants, animals, and people. It tells that dying is as much a part of living as being born. It helps us to remember. It helps us to understand.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780553344028
  • ISBN: 0553344021
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto ; Bantam Books.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Originally published: Australia : Hill of Content Pub. Co., 1983.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 5-10.
AD570L Lexile
Decoding demand: 74 (high) Semantic demand: 86 (very high) Syntactic demand: 89 (very high) Structure demand: 78 (high) Lexile
Subject: Death > Psychological aspects > Juvenile literature.
Children and death > Juvenile literature.
Life cycle, Human > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Picture books.

Available copies

  • 7 of 8 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Montgomery City Public.


  • 0 current holds with 8 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Montgomery City Public Library E 155.9 MEL (Text) 31927000030970 Easy Nonfiction Available -

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