Stories to Light the Night

Stories to Light the Night : A Grief and Loss Collection for Children, Families and Communities

By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 8-13 business days.


Not ordering to the United States? Click here.

Description

More than 90 healing stories for telling during difficult times, written and collated by acclaimed therapeutic storyteller Susan Perrow, including 30 contributions from different cultures and countries worldwide. The book covers issues of grief, bereavement, separation, and loss. Chapters include: Loss of a Loved One; Loss of Place; Loss of Family Connection; Loss of a Pet; Loss of Health and Well-being; Other Kinds of Loss; Environmental Grief and Loss; Cycles of Life and Change; plus Patterns and Templates for Extension Activities (provided for some of the stories).
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 18mm | 564g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1912480271
  • 9781912480272
  • 39,417

Table of contents

Contents
Dedication
Acknowledgements
Foreword
A. INTRODUCTION
My Personal Journey
The Mystery and Magic of Metaphor
The Story of Truth
B. LOSS OF A LOVED ONE
A Nest in the Stars
The Little Star Who Could Not Stay
6lbs of Love
Whisper Sweet Dreams
The Little Candle
The Ballerina and the Music Box
The Memory Treasure Box
Heavenly Magic
Taji La Upendo - The Crown of Love
A Doll from Heaven
The Memory Blanket
The Rainbow Dove
Grandmother’s Cloak of Light
The Tale of Little Fawn and Dear Friend
The Beavers and the Oaktree
Miss Burble
The Oriole and the Cherry Tree
The Rose and the Thorn
When Grandma Passed Away
The Fantastic Flying Machine
Goodbye Shelly
The Garden
And Thus Came the Restful Night
C. LOSS OF PLACE
The Song of Life and the Song of Work
The Bamboo Family
The Ants and the Storm
The Rabbits and the Bush Fire
The Flowered Kimono
Prince Carp
The Kalachuchi Doll
The Migratory Bird
Two Stories for Syrian Refugee Children
Uprooted
The Nest Builders
Lindelwe's Song
The Lavender Nest
D. LOSS OF FAMILY CONNECTION
Two Homes for Sparkle
Mama Roo and Little Roo
Three Bears and Two Boats
Three Beds for Koala
The Family Ship
The Cup Tower
Little Bird and Father Bird
The Gunnan Orange
The Whale and the Pearl
The Forester and the Bird
E. LOSS OF A PET
Donna and Scruff
A New Dawn
Time To Say Goodbye to Baby Roo
F. OTHER KINDS OF LOSS
Loss of health
Loss of mobility
Loss of voice
Loss of sight
Loss of trust
Loss of connection
Loss of cooperation
Loss of control
Loss of confidence
Loss of respect
Little Rose . Healing with Words – Poems from ‘Our Kids’
The Frog and the Pail of Cream
Healing Bones
The Black Stone
Little Singing Bunny
The Boy and the River
The Princess and the Pearl
Bright Light
Little Shell and the Dancing Pearls
Table of Random Story Words
The Lake and The Sky
The Little Fish
The Rainbow Gnomes and the Cave of Secrets
The Rainbow Stone
The Little Yellow Train
The Brush and the Pan
The Beekeeper and his Honey Cup
The Circle Friends
King Sun and Queen Moon
G. ENVIRONMENTAL GRIEF AND LOSS
Introduction: Light and Shadows
The Tree of Light
Messages in the Sand
The Peacock’s Feather
The Shadow Giant
The Light of Life
The Swans Song
Grandmother and the Donkey
The Sparkling River
The Mulberry Tree
H. CYCLES OF LIFE AND CHANGE
The Creator Woman and the Dog
Apple Leaf
The Butterfly
The Round Brown Coconut
The Snowflake’s Journey
The Legend of Chuab
Fly Eagle Fly
Stream, Desert, Wind
I. REFERENCES
J. CHARTS
show more

Review quote

"Offers a rich wellspring of imaginative material to inspire parents, grandparents, educators and therapists alike." --Dr. Jennifer M. Gidley, President, World Futures Studies Federation.
show more

About Susan Perrow

Susan Perrow M.Ed is an Australian author and storyteller who works with story medicine. She passionately believes that 'stories know the way'. She writes, collects and documents stories that offer a therapeutic, healing journey. This is a sensitive and creative way of addressing grief and loss. Susan has a lifetime experience of teaching, writing and therapeutic storytelling. She travels internationally giving talks and running story writing seminars for teachers, parents and therapists. She is a pioneer of therapeutic storytelling.
show more