November 23, 2018

Evan did everything with his best friend, until one day the unthinkable happens—his dog dies.

Nothing will ever be the same.

Death changes everything.

This time of year always reminds me of death. As fall transitions to winter, we let go of the old decaying leaves on the trees and become more reflective. Also, my Dad died in December, so that is always in my awareness. Letting go of a loved one through death is not easy.

Best-selling author Brian Lies tells the story of a rough time for a fox, Evan, who adores his garden and his dog.

The anger and sadness of grief consume Evan so much that he destroys the garden he and his best friend built. We see how feelings are a natural part of grieving—and we may even recognize ourselves in Evan’s behaviour.

This book shares the reality of losing someone we love. When sadness is ever present, it’s easy to make our surroundings sad and desolate. We also see how hope and light find a way into the darkness. Evan helps us realize that we too can heal from loss.

Helps with: the stages of grief, sadness, friendship, loss, losing a pet, emotions, nature, healing, love and hope.