The Blue Elephant : A Story of Grief, Loss, and Friendship
Join Joy the elephant and her butterfly friend Hope as they go on a journey together, exploring grief, loss, friendship, and love, opening Joy to her true gift in life. Joy, the little blue elephant, knew from birth that she was different from the rest of the herd. The Blue Elephant is Joy's courageous story of grief and loss, as seen through the eyes of her wise butterfly friend, Hope. Be a part of their incredible journey as they discover Joy's unique purpose in life.
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- Hardback | 64 pages
- 257 x 259 x 15mm | 454g
- 20 Mar 2018
- Post Hill Press
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"The Blue Elephant is a delightful story of how our sense of being different can lead us on a journey of self-discovery, friendship, loss, and giving back. Regardless of our age, Joy and Hope are companions who can support us on our journey through life."--Ben Marcantonio, President & CEO, Hospice of the Chesapeake
About Elizabeth Ann Liechty
Elizabeth Liechty has been working with children and for children's causes for nearly two decades. She became involved with children's bereavement camps through Hospice of the Chesapeake, when on a trip to South Africa in 2007, Elizabeth saw children grieving with no way for them to artistically express their sadness. So in 2015, she and a team of friends returned to South Africa with canvases and art supplies, which evolved into The Blue Elephant Canvas project. From this came The Blue Elephant, a book that offers children and families a way to discuss grief and loss, together. Elizabeth is currently co-chair of the Hospice of the Chesapeake's children's programs, Chesapeake Kids. She received the Legacy Award from Lincoln Financial Advisors for her humanitarian work. She has also been named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women for her leadership and volunteer efforts.