I LOVE YOU ALWAYS & FOREVER/ SIEMPRE TE VOY AMAR is a bilingual children's book written in rhyme that comforts the heart by strengthening the message of love. This timeless keepsake focuses on the indestructible bonds we share with those we love, even when separation exists.
"No matter the distance between us
No matter how much time has passed
Please know that our love is constant
Even when we are apart."
This book is a tool that family members, educators, mental health professionals, and caregivers can utilize to communicate the message of love and the connection between relationships.
Este es un libro infantil que familias, maestros, profesionales de salud mental y los cuidadores de niños, pueden usar para comunicar el mensaje de amor. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS & FOREVER/ SIEMPRE TE VOY AMAR, se enfoca en los lazos indestructibles que nos unen con aquellos a quien amamos.
The Magical Soul, is an inspirational book for young children that offers hope, comfort, and connection after a loss.
El Alma Mágica es un libro infantil que ofrece esperanza, consuelo y conexión después de una pérdida.
I Love You Always & Forever is a bilingual children's book that offers the connection of love even when a form of separation exists.
My daughter was only 13-months old when my husband Alex died. As a mother, I often worried about integrating our loss into life.
I delved into research about how children grieve and wrote down the narrative of what I wanted to teach my child about the afterlife. My goal is to teach my daughter that we can have a fulfilled life after loss while honoring and remembering our loved ones.
That is what inspired me to write The Magical Soul Book. The story explains the distinction between the body and the soul and Heaven in a very childlike form.
- Mari Marquez
"The Magical Soul is a picture book for young readers by author Marisela Marquez. Death is a difficult concept to understand for people of all ages, but most particularly for children. A young girl, Marie, wants to know about her father, who died when she was very young. She doesn’t understand why she can no longer see him or talk to him. Her mother takes on the task with care and explains how the body dies, but the soul lives on forever and is watching over loved ones from heaven above. You see, love never dies: it’s an everlasting concept that maintains a connection with those who have passed on before us.
Marisela Marquez’s picture book story, The Magical Soul, is a tender, heartwarming story that addresses the difficult subject of death and the loss of a loved one. Told in simple language with a question-answer approach (which will appeal to any young reader who is always full of questions), this story will open doors to discussions within the family, and aid in a deeper understanding of life beyond death. The author is compassionate, patient, and caring in her explanations and the bright, colorful illustrations make the topic cheerful, even if it is a somber subject. The mother explains the concept of death and how the soul lives on, and then expertly suggests Marie talks to her father. Even if she can’t see or hear him, his soul is still watching over her, and she can tell him her thoughts. This is an excellent resource to help a young person understand and grieve after the loss of a loved one. It also helps them accept that there are things that one cannot see, like the magical soul of a living creature."
Judi's House- Child Bereavement Estimation Model
"It is a true honor as an author to have The Magical Soul Book help many families start conversations about complex topics we typically shy away from, such as the topic of death."
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