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One Wave at a Time

A Story about Grief and Healing

Holly Thompson, Ashley Crowley (Illustrator)


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Library Binding (8/15/2018)


After his father dies, Kai experiences all kinds of emotions: sadness, anger, fear, guilt. Sometimes they crash and mix together. Other times, there are no emotions at all—just flatness. As Kai and his family adjust to life without Dad, the waves still roll in. But with the help of friends and one another, they learn to cope—and, eventually, heal. A lyrical story about grieving for anyone encountering loss.

Praise For One Wave at a Time: A Story about Grief and Healing

"Moments are represented like pictographs, making this offering seem like a handbook or guide... The text's acknowledgement of the various emotions and slow healing process is much needed." —Kirkus Reviews

Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807561126, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2018

About the Author

Holly Thompson was raised in New England and earned a MA in English from NYU's Creative Writing Program. She is the author of Falling Into the Dragons MouthThe Language Inside, and Orchards. Longtime resident of Japan, she teaches creative writing at Yokohama City University, U.C. Berkeley Extension, and Boston's Grub Street Creative Writing Center. Ashley Crowley is a graphic designer, illustrator, and full-time police officer. He lives in the UK with his family.