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There Was a Hole

There Was a Hole
Adam Lehrhaupt By (author)
Carrie O'Neill Illustrated by
Product ID:  205228
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Sleeping Bear Press

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9.0 X 9.0 in
32 pg

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Death & Dying
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)


Lily has a hole. It eats her joy, makes her angry, and--no matter what Daddy does to try to help--it just keeps growing. So Lily retreats. But a friend lets her in on a secret (he has a hole too!) and shows her the best way to repair holes: spend time on friends, family, the things you love, yourself, and kindness. Those patches don't make the hole go away, but they help. A lyrical and age-appropriate story for learning to cope with grief and loss.

Author Bio

Adam Lehrhaupt is the award-winning picture book author of more than a dozen books. He lives outside Philadelphia with his family.

Carrie O’Neill works in both digital and traditional media, incorporating handmade textures in gouache and ink into her illustrations. She lives in Olympia, Washington.