Although Celia reacts to having been adopted with anger and insecurity, her parents help her accept her feelings and celebrate their love for her by making her adoption a family holiday.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Linda Walvoord Girard is a published author of children's books.
Judith Friedman is a published illustrator of children's books.
Kindergarten-Grade 3 Celia (who appears to be five or six years old) has always known that she was adopted, but she is just beginning to understand the significance of the word. Although her parents deal with her questions with honesty and love, Celia experiences a confused mixture of fear and anger. Was she given up because she was bad? Would her birthmother come and take her away from her adoptive parents? Her parents and teacher stress the love that her birthparents felt for her, as well as how much she is loved and wanted by her adoptive family. In addition to her birthday, Celia and her parents decide to celebrate her adoption day each year. This well written book succeeds as a story as well as bibliotherapy. Information a young child can understand about adoption is skillfully integrated into the text. Expressive pencil drawings within colored borders enhance the story. One of the best titles about adoption available for young children. Marguerite F. Raybould, Glendale Public Library, Calif.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Albert Whitman & Company, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0807501875
Book Description Albert Whitman & Company, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Judith Friedman (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0807501875
Book Description Albert Whitman & Company, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110807501875
Book Description Albert Whitman & Company. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0807501875 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0389029