Rudi's Pond

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 18, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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The young narrator's best friend, Rudi, is very sick, and it's hard for her to understand. When Rudi dies, the narrator and the other children in school help to build a pond by the big knobby oak to remember him by. A hummingbird feeder that Rudi made hangs by the pond, and one day a special hummingbird comes to visit. . . . Based on a true story, Rudi's Pond is an insightful book that will help young readers to deal with loss. Once again author Eve Bunting and illustrator Ronald Himler have combined their talents to create a memorable picture book.

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User Review  - CIERRAMOORE - LibraryThing

A little girl has to come to terms with her best friend's terminal illness and eventual death. Her classroom teacher suggests constructing a pond, and humming bird feeders to remember the child by to help the students grieve AGE:5 YRS SOURCE: PIERCE COLLEGE LIBRARY Read full review

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

This book was sad. There's no getting around a child dying being heartbreaking, yet at the same time the way that the other children, the main character in particular, grieved and consoled themselves was a beautiful tribute to the memory of their lost friend. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

EVE BUNTING has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.

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