Waterbugs and Dragonflies : Explaining Death to Young Children, Hardback

Waterbugs and Dragonflies : Explaining Death to Young Children Hardback


How can we answer the many questions young children have about death?

Looking for a meaningful way to explain to neighbourhood children the death of a five year old friend, Doris Stickney adapted the graceful fable about the waterbug that changed into a dragonfly.

First published under the title "Death" in 'Colloquy' (December 1971), the story was revised and expanded in 1982 to become the current bestselling Waterbugs and Dragonflies.

This edition features full-colour paintings by Gloria Ortiz Hernandez, an artist whose work has been exhibited in Europe, South America, and the USA.

A native of Columbia, she currently lives and creates her work on a farm in Pennsylvania.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 26 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Child care & upbringing
  • ISBN: 9780826464583



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