Sorry for Your Loss


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$10.95  $10.18
Orca Book Publishers
Publish Date
4.96 X 7.48 X 0.79 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Joanne Levy is the award-winning author of a number of books for young people, including Double Trouble, Fish Out of Water and The Book of Elsie in the Orca Currents line and the middle-grade novels The Sun Will Come Out, Small Medium At Large and Sorry For Your Loss, which was nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award and won the Canadian Jewish Literature Award. She lives in Clinton, Ontario.


"Joanne Levy writes of death, grief, and friendship through the eyes of the delightful Evie Walman as she negotiates both the rather small and very big stuff in her life. A heartfelt glimpse into Jewish family and mourning rituals written with empathy and, of course, humor."--Lisa Brown, bestselling author/illustrator of The Phantom Twin and The Airport Book
"Joanne Levy is a Canadian gem whose writing makes you laugh one moment and cry the next."--Susin Nielsen, author of Tremendous Things and We Are All Made of Molecules
"What comes after the hardest thing in the world? Joanne Levy answers this question the way a ten-year-old needs it to be answered. Sorry For Your Loss is funny, moving, deeply researched, deeply felt and, above all, hopeful. Deceptively simple and simply marvelous."--Adam Gidwitz, author of the Newbery Honoree The Inquisitor's Tale
★ "A heartfelt and expertly written tale of loss, family, and friendship that will have readers blinking back their tears...Beautiful and sincere."-- "Kirkus Reviews, starred review"
"There is a potent emotional openness throughout...An enlightening, delicately hopeful, and beautifully rendered story."-- "Quill & Quire"
"Though this may be a difficult read for some, the care in discussing death and dying, family, friendships, and survivors' guilt results in a touching story that is a delight to cry through."-- "Association of Jewish Libraries"
"This impor-tant top-ic is sen-si-tive-ly han-dled, turn-ing an already excel-lent com-ing-of-age tale into an impor-tant addi-tion to the mid-dle grade bookshelf."-- "Jewish Book Council"
"Levy's book treats her subject matter and her readers gently and with understanding...While the themes might be painful, the book is anything but sad, and it will give its readers some insight into grief as well some tools and suggestions for dealing with it in a proactive and positive way. Highly Recommended."-- "CM: Canadian Review of Materials"
"Gentle and honest...Refreshing and will be valuable for readers no matter their religion. Purchase for elementary and middle school libraries and recommend to fans of The Thing About Jellyfish.-- "School Library Connection"
"A sincere story about hope, healing, and a blooming friendship amid grief."-- "Booklist"
"This highly discussable novel navigates complex feelings gracefully... Despite the heavy topics this unique novel addresses, it features humor and warmth and characters young readers will care about."-- "School Library Journal"
"Lotta tears and a lotta hugging in this one, but you won't mind. Levy comes by her emotions honestly...Really well done from start to finish."--Betsy Bird, 31 Days, 31 Lists SLJ
"Exquisite...This book is sensitive, thoughtful, and respectful to the grieving process. Perfect for adults, too."-- "Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle"