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Mending Lucille



Karen O. Johnson, Med, Counselor/Founder, EveryDayGrief, LLC ...

Karen O. Johnson, Med, Counselor/Founder, EveryDayGrief, LLC
“your spectacular book… I carry it with me at all times in my EveryDayGrief Pack, which has my visual aids for presentations! It is stunning.
My sincere Kudos to you for understanding the nature of a hurting heart and reaching out to children. They are so often ignored. Jennifer, it is a book that I have totally embraced.”
“Keep up the great work…you make a difference on our planet…that is what it is all about!”



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  • A little girl’s devastating loss, a grieving time and someone with a healing touch – a loving touch. A someone who reaches out to the little girl and, little by little, mends the child, just as she mends her favourite doll, Lucille. J. R. Poulter & Sarah Davis J. R. Poulter & Sarah Davis
  • J.R. Poulter & Sarah Davis
  • J. R. Poulter was born in Sydney, educated at Southport, did an Arts degree and library qualifications, In memory of Judy with the red hair, worked in the State Library, as a book reviewer for Queensland Education, a research assistant and associate lecturer at University of Queensland and, currently, as academic editor assisting international who lost her mother as a young girl. J.P. postgraduates. Under J.R.McRae, she writes and illustrates poetry, reviews books, music and film. J.R. has published 8 other books, fiction and teacher resources and stories and lives with For my family. S.D. her family and pets in Queensland. Sarah Davis was born in England in 1971. She moved to New Zealand when she was six and spent most of her childhood wearing gumboots and falling into rivers. She has an Honours degree in English literature from Canterbury University and a Diploma of Teaching from the Christchurch College of Education. Sarah taught English, Art and Art History in secondary schools for several years before deciding that being an illustrator would let her get covered in paint more often. She now lives and works in Sydney with her mathematician partner and three children. Mending Lucille is her first picture book. A Lothian Children’s Book Published in Australia and New Zealand in 2008 by Hachette Livre Australia Pty Ltd Level 17, 207 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Website: Text copyright © J. R. Poulter 2008 Illustrations copyright © Sarah Davis 2008 This book is copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be stored or reproduced by any process without prior written permission. Enquiries should be made to the publisher. National Library of Australia Cataloguing-in-Publication data: Poulter, Jennifer, 1949- Mending Lucille. ISBN 9780734410337 (hbk.) For primary school age. Grief--Juvenile fiction. I. Davis, Sarah II. Title. A823.4 Designed by Pigs Might Fly Productions Prepress by Hell Colour Australia Printed in XXXXXXX by XXXXXXX View slide
  • A raging and roaring a nd r o l l i n g in the sky like a stor m… It was my Mummy ... going. View slide
  • I watch till the big grey bird disappears.
  • Sometimes I still wake to the sound and cry, hoping she will come. But she doesn’t. All I ille is broken. have i L uc s Lucille, and
  • I asked Daddy, ‘When will Mummy I asked Daddy to come back? fix Lucille. She knows how to He tried, but it mend Lucille.’ was no good. Daddy didn’t answer.
  • One day, Lucille and I found a grey bird under the rosebush. It was hurt.
  • Dad took it to the Noskis next door. They put it in a cage. Mrs Noski used to look after me sometimes, till her hip got bad. I asked Daddy if I’d hurt the grey bird. He said, ‘It’s not your fault,’ and looked out the window a long time.
  • When Daddy had to go back to work, I wouldn’t let Lucille go. he took me and Lucille on the truck too. I cried. I saw a lot of places I hadn’t seen before. When I was lonely I hugged Lucille very tight. Once we stopped at a place where a girl said Lucille was a dirty old doll. Daddy said maybe it was time I Daddy didn’t talk about it anymore, but I hid threw her out and got a nice new doll. Lucille in the bunk behind the driver’s seat.
  • One night we went to a new place for tea. I liked it. I told Daddy I liked Chrissie. She’s the waitress. Daddy said he did too. I even showed her Lucille. The waitress talked to me and She asked could she have gave me icecream ‘on the house’. her for company one time We went there often after that. while we ate our tea.
  • When we were ready to go gave me ba ck Lucille she and she was mended .
  • That was ages ago. Chrissie had a pretty dress on too, and lots of little flowers in her hair, Then Chrissie made me a pretty dress and a matching one for Lucille. W ew alk ed beh ind her do wn a long carpet and a white bird with to where Dadd y was. long tail feathers.
  • ssie and dad went Chri a wa y that weekend. I stayed at the Noskis and we let the grey bird out of the cage. It was all better.
  • Chrissie lives with us now.
  • Last night there was a roaring and rolling in the air. I woke crying. I couldn’t find Lucille. I called ‘Mummy!’ I looked up and Chrissie was there. She picked Lucille up off the floor and cuddled us to sleep.
  • This morning there were two grey birds on the clothesline. I thought of the plane and how Mummy was gone. I told Chrissie. We both cried.
  • I love Chrissie. She mended Lucille just like M u m my.