This beautifully illustrated story is an adaptation of the fable of the transformation of the dragonfly This fable has been long used to explain death and the hope of heaven Using the experience of the death of her eldest child, the author, Kelly Owen, has retold the fable in simple terms to encourage children and families to talk about death and what happens when we die The book does not shy away from the subject of death, but aims to explain it in a real and loving way The story starts in the family home as the siblings feel sad and confused about their sister s death, so the parents take them to the park where they discover a dragonfly The fable of the dragonfly is then told and they reflect on how that might explain their loss The book is ideal for people of all beliefs and none The Dragonfly Story offers hope and comfort to the bereaved You can view a full reading of The Dragonfly Story here

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