The Fix-it Man by Dimity PowellThe Fix-it Man by Dimity Powell

The Fix-it Man

byDimity PowellIllustratorNicky Johnston

Hardcover | March 1, 2017

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It's handy having a dad who can fix just about anything. A young girl believes her father is the king of fixing things. But following the death of her mother, she discovers that broken hearts are not as easy to repair as damaged toys and cracked teapots. Together, she and her father find a way to glue back the pieces of her lives. The Fix-It Man is a poignant picture book that explores how a child can cope with the loss of a parent (in this case, the young girl's mother). Repairing damaged emotions is not as straightforward as gluing a broken kite back together or sewing up a torn toy. And grief affects all members of a family, with each responding in their own way to the loss. By sticking with her father, the young girl is able to strengthen her resilience and ability to cope with one of life's harshest experiences. The author was encouraged to seek publication for this story after receiving the endorsement of several grief counsellors who work with children and who recognised the need for a book such as this.

Dimity Powell writes for children because she would secretly love to be one again. To support this fantasy she produces sometimes silly, sometimes sad, always sparkly stories for school magazines, anthologies, online apps as creative digital content, and as junior novels and picture books. Many of her stories have been shortlisted or w...
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Title:The Fix-it ManFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 10.38 × 0.38 inPublished:March 1, 2017Publisher:Exisle PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1925335348

ISBN - 13:9781925335347

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“Compelling Children’s Book”
- Gold Coast Bulletin