Waterbugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children (HB)

Author(s): Doris Stickney


How can we answer the many questions young children have about death? Looking for a meaningful way to explain to neighbourhood children the death of a five year old friend, Doris Stickney adapted the graceful fable about the waterbug that changed into a dragonfly. First published under the title "Death" in 'Colloquy' (December 1971), the story was revised and expanded in 1982 to become the current bestselling Waterbugs and Dragonflies. 

This edition features full-colour paintings by Gloria Ortiz Hernandez, an artist whose work has been exhibited in Europe, South America, and the USA. A native of Columbia, she currently lives and creates her work on a farm in Pennsylvania.


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General Fields

  • : 9780826464583
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • : August 2002
  • : 155mm X 107mm X 8mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Doris Stickney
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 155.937
  • : 32
  • : illustrations