Poppa’s Present

by Lynette Papp

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 08/04/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 40
ISBN : 9781504317375

About the Book

This is a self-help book in the genre of grief and loss. Poppa’s Present is a glimpse into the mind of four-year-old Gabriel Carlos as he experiences death in his family for the first time. Remembering the good times he had with his grandfather, Poppa Walter, Gabriel processes his grief through memories and rituals. The cover of the book depicts an original cartoon by Poppa Walter. It symbolizes the theme of healing through keeping the memory of the deceased alive in the present. “Present” is used as a pun, meaning both present time and gift.

About the Author

LYNETTE PAPP (MA. Hons, PG Dip. Counselling) is a practicing therapist in Auckland, New Zealand. Her MA was in English Literature and prior to becoming a counsellor, Lynette was a high school music and English teacher. Author of “Being with Asperger’s,” Lynette presents her second book “Poppa’s Present” in the children’s picture book genre. She was inspired to write and illustrate this children’s book after observing the spontaneous and healthy manner her grandchildren processed the loss of their precious grandfather, Poppa.