The Flowerdrops (Hardcover)
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The Flowerdrops is a vibrantly illustrated storybook about loss, written for readers of age 8 to adult. It does not hide from sorrow, but, in simple and poetic language, gently guides the reader on a journey through the beauty of one springtime's end--and toward the knowledge of how life's most difficult feeling will end.
It's late springtime in Brooklyn, and a million petals fall from the flowering trees that line the borough's streets. Wandering alone in the silence created by this blanket of flowerdrops, our storyteller remembers a girl named Harriet who has recently come and gone from his life.
'We had flowerdrops last night. Down they came, just like moth wings fluttering in the street light, tumbling to the ground. There wasn't a sound. Everyone in town was hiding. "We want to watch this alone," they said. And so, I'm sure no one slept though it was very late.' (from the text)