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jake the girl

She looks so much like you!

Kristi

Heart-wrenching, Ms. Lowry. My second-greatest fear when my daughter was born was that something would happen to me (the greatest fear being that something would happen to her) and take me from her while she was still a baby. I'm so sorry for the loss of your son. But what an amazing thing for Nadine to have done at an early age -- to use a book to cope with her fears. Very powerful. Thank you for sharing this story.

Shawn Sipe

One year, at Penn State's Children's Literature Matters Conference, we were rewarded with a reading of Owl Babies by the author, Martin Waddell. Ever since, this has been a favorite book by a wonderful, friendly, expressive man. He really embodied those babies!!!


Sarah Parker

Owl Babies continues to be one of my favorite read alouds to my second graders. I love to read it with Adopted By An Owl: The True Story of Jackson the Owl. Even on the last week of school before we are packed up for the summer, my students will request Owl Babies. I can hear them whining at the tops of their voices, "I want my Mommy," said Bill.

debrennersmith

Thank you for sharing this precious and personal story. I have sent the link to several people who also now cherish it. Losing a child is the worse loss someone can experience. I hope you have someone to comfort you.

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