Am I Like My Daddy?
|Am I Like My Daddy?
by Marcy Blesy
illustrated by Amy Kuhl Cox
paperback © 2012
48 pages (8" X 10”)
$12.00 plus $2.50 postage
Am I Like My Daddy? is an important book in the children's grief genre. Many books in this genre deal with the time immediately after a loved one dies. This book focuses on years after the death, when a maturing child is reprocessing his or her grief. New questions arise in the child's need to fill in those memory gaps.
Grace is a little girl who wonders if she is anything like her daddy. She uses the process of journaling to discover more about her deceased father.
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Am I Like My Daddy? written by Marcy Blesy, illustrated by Amy Kuhl Cox. (Decatur, IL.: Bronze Man Books, December 2012). 48 pages, 8x10 inches, perfect bound paperback. ISBN 978-0-9819591-3-9. $12.00 plus $2.50 postage from the publisher at <http://www.bronzemanbooks.com> or by mail from: Bronze Man Books, Millikin University, 1184 W. Main, Decatur, IL 62522.
About the Author - Marcy Blesy
Marcy Blesy graduated from Millikin University and taught elementary school for several years in the Niantic-Harristown and Sandwich Community School Districts in Illinois. After a decade pause to stay at home with her children, Connor and Luke, she seriously began writing after they entered school.
Marcy has been published in local newspapers and magazines as well as in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Mothers. She continues to write children's books, including her first middle-grade novel. Marcy, her husband Ed, and children reside in Bridgman, Michigan, near the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan.
Marcy is a Volunteer Facilitator at Lory's Place, a grief education center in St. Joseph, Michigan
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PBS interview with author Marcy Blesy on Dec. 10, 2012: < http://www.wnit.org/expmichiana/s/am-i-like-my-daddy.html>.
About the Illustrator - Amy Kuhl Cox
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Amy Kuhl Cox received a BFA in Art Therapy and Photography from Millikin University, and a Masters degree in Art History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
A Montessori-educated child herself, Amy received her American Montessori Society Primary certification from Lander University in Greenwood, SC and served as a Primary Directress in Simpsonville, SC. Amy has worked as a Montessori artist-in-residence, a Modern Art History instructor, an Education Director at an area Arts Center, and a guest lecturer for parent education workshops.
Amy operates her small business "Magdalene" from her home in South Carolina where she lives with her husband and two children. She sells her handmade jewelry, designs promoting peace, and educational materials online at <http://www.amykuhlcox.etsy.com> and <http://www.zazzle.com/peacemontessori*>.
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