The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages


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Freddie and the other leaves on his tree pass through the seasons and, with the coming of winter, fall to the ground. This warm and sympathetic parable explains the delicate balance between life and death.

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Dec 18, 2009

great read

a fantastic concept that makes the fact of dealing with one's eventual demise less threatening. i would like to see an animated version of this. god bless.


Feb 5, 2009

You are born, you live, you die

The Fall of Feddie the Leaf "was purchased for a four year old whose mother died of cancer recently. However, I haven't give it to her. I'm uncertain about a four year old's ability to relate Freddie's explanation of the cycle of a leaf's life to her aching heart, and her mommy's empty chair at the breakfast table. Perhaps an older child could see the parallel with Freddie's wisdom about the life cycle. It's a pleasant story, but not as helpful to children undergoing grief as I had hoped.


Oct 5, 2007

The Cycle of Life

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo Buscaglia is a gentle, touching allegory to help children who have suffered a loss understand the cycle of life. The book is highlighted with beautiful color photographs to enhance the text and ensure translation or understanding to the youngest of readers. A very good book to translate the subject of death with children regardless of whether the loss is a pet, community member or family relative.

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