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A Little Blue Bottle

Jennifer Grant, Gillian Whiting (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.95*
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In this beautiful book for children, a child tells her story of losing a beloved neighbor and friend. A young girl remembers playing with her neighbor's cat, stories that her neighbor told her, and the special mementos her friend kept on a shelf above her kitchen sink, including a little blue bottle she kept to remind her of Psalm 56:8: "You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book." A Little Blue Bottle doesn't provide pat answers or heavy-handed messages about life or death, but allows the grieving child to articulate her loss and her love for the deceased friend, while wondering how God is near when we suffer. A gentle and insightful resource for children who are grieving, and for those who care for them.

Church Publishing, 9781640652897, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2020

About the Author

JENNIFER GRANT is the author of several books for adults, including the adoption memoir, Love You More. Her work for children includes the award-winning picture book Maybe God Is Like That Too. The mother of four and a lifelong Episcopalian, she lives in the Chicago area with her husband and rescue dog, Scarlett. Connect with her online at WHITING studied Illustration at Syracuse University. Though she has been creating all art in all forms for as long as she can remember, this is her first published work. She is already looking forward to her next project, and a future filled with art and creativity. Learn more at