As Rainie and her dad spend time at the cottage, Rainie is painfully aware of her mom's absence this year. Gradually, Rainie grows in her trust and understanding of the unconditional love each of her parents will always have for...
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As Rainie and her dad spend time at the cottage, Rainie is painfully aware of her mom's absence this year. Gradually, Rainie grows in her trust and understanding of the unconditional love each of her parents will always have for her. An authentic, hopeful story of a child adjusting to changes in her own family.
While spending the summer with her father, Rainie wishes her parents would stay together, just like the family of loons she sees on the lake.
During the summer she spends at the lake with her father, Rainie observes the habits of a loon family, and painfully is aware that her mom is not with them this year. Without suggesting easy answers, this book provides hope for children whose parents are separated or divorced. Color illustrations.
Barbara Santucci is a freelance author and artist who teaches creative writing and art workshops for children and adults. She has written three picture books. Her first picture book, Loon Summer (Eerdmans), dealt with a childs adjustment to her parents separation and was praised for its depiction of unwavering parental love (Associated Press). Barbara lives with her family in Rockford, Illinois.
Andrea Shine is the illustrator of over a dozen picture books, including Loon Summer by Barbara Santucci (Eerdmans) and The Summer My Father Was Ten by Pat Brisson (Boyds Mill Press), winner of the Christopher Award. Although she grew up in Europe, Andrea has happy memories of summertime family reunions with American relatives. She now lives with her family in Southampton, New York.