Maurice’s Daughter is a book that deals with the passing of the author’s father. The book is written beautifully. The pictures are absolutely amazing. It takes you through Galina’s journey about losing her dad but making it understandable for children to follow too.
I opened the package and sat down with my boys who are 4 and 6 to read. We are 18 months out from losing my father. There are still many questions for them; such as when will be seeing Pop Pop again? Well I tried to explain heaven and God as much as I could to them. This book really connected the dots for them. I have found them sitting on the floor retelling the story using the pictures. The kids went and asked my husband who grew up in an Atheist home, to read it to them. He did. Later that night we talked about the book and he had a whole new out look on believing and really respecting my views. It was a way for us to better connect our beliefs.
The author had a series of dreams. From there she would write and paint them. When she had it all put together is it like a song with the way it flows together. The images and the words are burned into my mind. She created a book that has allowed my children to know that no matter what Pop Pop is always in their hearts and one day we will be reunited. Death is a hard concept for kids and Ms. Fouks has made this concept so much easier for parents to talk with their children. In the back of the book is Journal pages for the children to write and draw their memories of a loved one who has passed on. For my kids this was therapeutic. Questions seemed so simple but never crossed my mind.
If you have children and are dealing with death whether sudden or knew it was coming. Maurice’s Daughter will be a great asset in dealing with your Journey of grief. Galina Fouks has made this easier for your family. It reminds you that each day is a gift and to cherish those days.
FTC DISCLOSURE I WAS PAID A FEE FOR REVIEWING THIS BOOK. THAT IN NO WAY BIASED MY OPINON. I WAS SUPPLIED A COPY FROM THE PUBLISHER.