HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

If Nathan Were Here by Mary Bahr
Loading...

If Nathan Were Here

by Mary Bahr

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
8330145,226 (4.73)None

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 1-5 of 30 (next | show all)
This book was phenomenal and brought me to tears. I plan to buy this book and use it in my classroom for students grieving the loss of others. It inspires them to open up to others and grieve in a way that is healthy. ( )
  kmw568 | Feb 23, 2016 |
This is a story about a boy who has to deal with the grief of his best friend dying. He has neighbors, teachers and family members willing to offer a kind hand to help him on this journey. He finds ways to deal with his sadness with the help of all people around him.

Age 5-6
Source - Pierce County Library
  msalema6557 | Dec 2, 2015 |
I would use this book to have students connect to a personal experience. This book talks about a young boy passing away and what the children would do if “Nathan were here”. A very sad book, but it can possibly be used if we lose a classmate. Grade: All ( )
  amassingale | Nov 24, 2015 |
This book is about a young boy who lost his friend. The book talks about memories with this little boy and his friend. The little boy talks about if Nathan(his friend) was there then they would do the things they used to do together. This book is very emotional but can be relatable to many children who may have lost a friend or someone else in their life. The illustrations are vague and dull. The colors are not bright. You can tell they are paintings. This book, although emotional and may seem like it would be very sad, gives more of a hopeful feeling. In the end the boy who lost his friend Nathan is able to cope with the tragedy and continue to move in with life. This book would be good for teaching coping mechanisms for any situation. I would use this book with older elementary like 3-5th grade. ( )
  mholtan | Sep 24, 2015 |
This realistic book tells the sad story of a young boy who has lost his best friend. The boy talks about what him and his best friend Nathan would do if he was there, and all the places they would go on their walk to school. When he goes to school, his teacher puts out a memory box where the students can put stuff that reminds them of Nathan. The boy doesn't say anything in class, but goes home and goes into his and Nathan's tree house and asks what he is supposed to do without Nathan. Nathan's sister comes to the tree house and the boy decides he will let her up, because they had never let her before, but now that Nathan was gone it seemed he shouldn't be alone.
  jresner | Mar 3, 2015 |
Showing 1-5 of 30 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Mary Bahr gently explores the grief of a young boy whose best friend has died. With the help of an understanding teacher, a kind neighbour, and an empathetic parent, the boy finds ways to give expression to his questions and sorrow and to reach out to someone else who needs him.
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802852351, Paperback)

If Nathan were here, we would meet in our tree fort we would take the shortcut through the woods we would try to splash each other in the puddlesIn If Nathan Were Here, author Mary Bahr gently explores the grief of a young boy whose best friend has died. With the help of an understanding teacher, a kind neighbor, and an empathetic parent, the boy finds ways to give expression to his questions and sorrow and to reach out to someone else who needs him.Mary Bahr's evocative text conveys a child's grief with honesty and sensitivity, while Karen Jerome's soft watercolors poignantly capture the tender nature of children's friendships.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:19:54 -0400)

(see all 2 descriptions)

Sensitive story of how one little boy is encouraged and supported to find his own way to remember his best friend who has died.

» see all 2 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
2 wanted1 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4.73)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 1
3.5
4 2
4.5
5 12

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Store | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 105,852,911 books! | Top bar: Always visible