Author Lacy Finn Borgo is an experienced spiritual director, who loves to work with children. Her book, which combines the story of Julian of Norwich with the experiences of a modern-day little girl, also named Julian. Julian’s grandmother is ill, and Julian is worried. Through discussions with her grandmother, and experiencing God’s presence in nature, she learns to trust that “all will be well” even if Mimi does not get better.
This book is an excellent vehicle for talking to elementary aged children about their feelings related to death, illness and unanswered prayer. There is a page at the end with suggestions about guiding your child through experiences of grief and loss, sadness and pain.
The text is accompanied by charming illustrations created by Rebecca Evans.
VERDICT: 5 Stars. Practical and beautiful!
For more books for children see these posts:
I Am -The Names of God for Little Ones by Diane Stortz–Book Review
Just Like You by Marla Stewart Konrad