40 pages, 8.3 × 8.3 × 0.2 in
October 1, 1983
Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0553344021
ISBN - 13: 9780553344028
From the Publisher
When the death of a relative, a friend, or a pet happens or is about to happen . . . how can we help a child to understand?
Lifetimes is a moving book for children of all ages, even parents too. It lets us explain life and death in a sensitive, caring, beautiful way. Lifetimes tells us about beginnings. And about endings. And about living in between. With large, wonderful illustrations, it tells about plants. About animals. About people. It tells that dying is as much a part of living as being born. It helps us to remember. It helps us to understand.
Lifetimes . . . a very special, very important book for you and your child. The book that explains—beautifully—that all living things have their own special Lifetimes.
About the Author
Robert Iingpen began studying illustration and book design at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. In 1986, he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen medal for his contribution to children's literature, and he was recently honored with Membership of the Order of Australia. His many books include versions of The Wind in the Willows, The Jungle Book, A Christmas Carol, and Treasure Island.
From Our Editors
A pet . . . a friend . . . or a relative dies, and it must be explained to a child. This sensitive book is a useful tool in explaining to children that death is a part of life and that, eventually, all living things reach the end of their own special lifetimes