Interview with Gloria Houston: Grieving, Life and Children’s Books

Monday, September 15, 2008.

Gloria HoustonWe’ve often suggested on Just One More Book!! that children’s books are an important way to introduce children to complex topics. Death and the celebration of life is one such topic and we’ve reviewed books such as My Great-Aunt Arizona and Gleam and Glow as great books to help children understand the cycle of life.

While she may be best known for her work in promoting writing as a literacy tool, Gloria Houston has used children’s books as part of her work with grieving children.

On this edition of Just One More Book!!, Mark speaks with author and educator Gloria Houston about the value of children’s book in helping children understand death and the cycle of life.

Other books mentioned:

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Mark’s Uncle, Earl Blevis, who passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2008.

A Whirl of the Wheel of Life: My Great Aunt Arizona

Wednesday, April 4, 2007.

My Great Aunt ArizonaAuthor: Gloria Houston
Illustrator: Susan Condie Lamb
Published: 1997 Harper Collins Canada
ISBN: 0064433749

Gently illustrated and lovingly told, this fond reflection on a life generously lived shares the energy, emotion, dreams and disappointments of a woman who made her mark.

Other books mentioned: Miss Rumphius


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