Reminiscent of stories like Flora & Ulysses and The Penderwicks, THE INFINITE QUESTIONS OF DOTTIE BING is a novel that perfectly balances timeless humor and oodles of heart with memorably quirky characters that share poignant truths about growing up and grieving.---from the publisher
An enchanting middle grade about navigating the odd spaces between grieving and everyday living, and learning to carry sadness in one hand, and joy in the other.
Ten-year-old Dottie Bing is a problem-solver and question-asker who is never more gleeful than when she’s encountering a new dilemma-- whether it’s her own, or someone else’s. But when her Grandpa Walter comes to stay (and stay, and stay!) he brings the biggest question that Dottie has ever encountered: How do you heal a broken heart?
You see, Grandpa Walter is grieving the loss of his beloved wife, Dottie's Grandma Ima. Even though she knows every solution starts with a question, for the first time in her life, Dottie isn't sure what to ask. ---from the publisher
208 pages 978-0593406663 Ages 9-12
Keywords: growing up, grief, loss, death and dying, dealing with feelings, healing, grandpa, If You Liked The Penderwicks, multigenerational, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old