Item description for The Tree That Survived the Winter by Mary Fahy & Emil Antonucci...
Overview Although readers often think of fables as intended for the entertainment of children, here is one that adults will want to read. Fahy has written an tale aimed at people who find themselves in a period of transition or who are experiencing loss or new birth in their lives. 2-color illustrations.
Publishers Description A fable for adults who have gone through a dark period in their lives and survived it.
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The Tree That Survived the Winter Dec 14, 2007
Inspirational. I gave it to friends who had suffered hardships of various kinds and they found it helpful.
A book to thaw the heart and soul! Aug 29, 2007
Mary Fahy's book "The Tree That Survived The Winter" is quite simply amazing and wonderful at the same time. Here in the allegorical story of a tree one can find strength and courage to face personal tragedy and loss. In the process, a person will grow and learn to find happiness and joy in their own world. The happiness and joy that come from living, loving and growing as a person and taking pleasure in the everything around them.
The Tree that Survived the Winter Jul 3, 2007
This is one of the best books you can find for dealing with grieving for a loss. It is especially well suited for someone mourning a death, but it will also have meaning for those coping with divorce or any other of life's losses. It can be read in one sitting and is a perfect blend of text and illustration.
An allegory of life Nov 1, 2006
This book is an allegory about life in general. How we all must face tough times before we can truly appreciate the good times. In this story, a tree begins to come to life after the dreary time of winter. The ground was frozen, the air was cold and there was very little warmth in the sun. This caused the tree to move inward as the elements threatened to damage it. However, with the arrival of spring, the sun is now warm, the roots are growing deeper and stronger and her leaves are budding. However, this newfound joy soon turns to sadness and hostility against the sun, as she wants to know why the sun abandoned her. The response is to point out how the adverse conditions of winter have strengthened her into a much stronger tree, capable of surviving against much harsher weather. She then learns that it is not the good times that make us stronger, in many ways, they make us weaker. Only by being exposed to the difficult times can we be made to understand and appreciate the good times and also be better able to survive even more difficult times. Without that experience, the truly difficult times may lead to our downfall.
For those who lossed a loved one Sep 8, 2005
I first received this book 10 years ago when my husband passed away. Since then, I given numerous copies to those who have lossed loved ones. It is simple, but helps the healing process.