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My Big, Dumb, Invisible Dragon

Angie Lucas, Birgitta Sif (Illustrator)


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When a young boy loses his mother, an invisible dragon swoops in and perches on top of his head. A most unwelcome guest, the dragon follows him to school, sleeps on his chest at night (making it hard for him to breathe), and even crashes his birthday party. As the boy comes to terms with his mother’s death, however, his relationship with the dragon changes in surprising ways.

My Big, Dumb, Invisible Dragon is a story for children dealing with loss, particularly the death of a parent. Although grief is a heavy topic, Angie Lucas and Birgitta Sif handle it deftly for children, using the metaphor of the dragon, a light tone, and touches of humor. The book shows that healing takes time and that it’s OK to experience a wide range of emotions as you process a really big loss.

Praise For My Big, Dumb, Invisible Dragon

“Both sensitive and sensible.”
Kirkus Reviews

"With its commitment to the child’s subjective experience, this is a welcome addition to grief literature for children."
—Publishers Weekly

Sounds True, 9781683641841, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 23, 2019

About the Author

ANGIE LUCAS is a freelance writer and editor. Her clients include such companies as FamilySearch and Ragnar. She lives with her family on the Wasatch Front in Utah. Visit her at