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Flamingo Dream

by Donna Jo Napoli

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A young boy discovers that his father has cancer and is dying. The family loved and lived together even though the father was preparing for death. This made for wonderful memories at the end of life.
  LibraryPAH | Jul 20, 2017 |
A touching story about a child who loses a parent to cancer. This book journey's through a young girl and her father. As he is diagnosed, they visit the places he most loved. When the father past, she has to deal with the loss. And in the end, she comes to understand the situation.
  Kchiotti | Mar 13, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0688167969, Hardcover)

One day Mamma came early to get me from school. She told me Daddy was in the hospital. I knew that would happen.

Indeed, the young narrator and her parents have talked about the fact that Daddy has cancer and is dying. Mamma has explained that as the leaves are changing color, Daddy is changing inside. And just as the leaves will fall, he will die. The three of them have cried together. But they have also lived and loved together, and they have many rich, funny, wonderful memories. Enough to make into a book with words and pictures. Enough for you to savor, to laugh over -- and perhaps enough to make you cry. This is a book about death, but it is also a book about life -- and love.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:06:59 -0400)

Grieving over her father's death from cancer, a young girl celebrates their last year together by making a book that includes mementos and a story.

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