Emily Lost Someone She Loved is
a story about adorable, vivacious, eight-year-old Emily who experiences
the traumatic loss of someone close to her. Suddenly, nothing in her
world makes sense.
The book communicates real emotions children
feel when they lose a loved one, and helps them to see that God both
knows and cares how they feel. It includes scenes of humor and
sidesteps preachy in favor of real. Instead of focusing solely on
heaven, Emily Lost Someone She Loved provides children hope for the here and now.
Kathleen Fucci, explains: "Losing a loved one, at any age, is
devastating. But for a child, it can lead to fears, insecurities,
bitterness, loneliness, isolationism and estrangement from God - scars
that can last a lifetime. I hope Emily Lost Someone She Loved will
be a resource for both the grieving child and surviving parent or
caregiver. It's a book that can be read over and over again, restoring
faith in God and hope for the future."
This is the first book in the Hope for Kids in Crisis series is now available.
There are very few resources for children to help them with loss and grief. This book is excellent.
-H. Norman Wright
LOVE THE BOOK! It was such a refreshing approach to talking to children
about grief and incorporating faith in Christ. I passed the copy along
to one of our volunteers who is incorporating it into the curriculum
for the winter session. I have already told many families who have
inquired about resources to check out kathleenfucciministries.org! . . . All of the elements that were incorporated into Emily Lost Someone She Loved from
the book itself, to the Bible memory cards, to the bookmarks. It feels
so complete and I know that it is going to be a blessing to our kids!
- Kirsten Hitchcock, Director of Child and Teen Grief Support
Willow Creek Church
is evident from reading the book Emily Lost Someone She Loved that
Kathleen Fucci knows and understands the pain of losing a loved one. In
reading the story of Emily the reader truly feels the joy of Emily's
family life before her mother dies and then the anguish and pain of the
loss. Fucci brings comfort, hope and new life to Emily and her family
through discovering that God is with them. As a parent and Marriage and
Family Therapist I recommend this book for anyone who is grieving a
- Karen Cladis., LMFT
book is beautiful. We love how it shows how life changed because of the
loss. The book will bring hope to many children!! We cried as we looked
at the page of the family at the gravesite, what a powerful
illustration! We love the memory cards! We are looking forward to the
upcoming books and curriculum. Thank you so much for everything! The book, cards, pen, the adorable stuffed puppy. Wow! We
love the scriptures you use in Where is God? God's Word is so healing
and these are awesome promises for the kids to treasure in their
hearts! May the Lord bless many, many children through your ministry and
give them hope and comfort.
Deanna Pilcher, Director of Red Balloon Children - Children's Grief Support
tenderly written and child friendly book takes you on a child's journey
from a happy life, through tragic loss and then to comfort, peace and
joy. In my 38 years of ministry to children, I have needed and often
been asked for help in comforting a child who has experienced deep loss.
This book brings the healing of God's word, understanding He is here
with them, and a path to treasure that powerful truth in their hearts.
- a compassionate, heartfelt book for young people who have lost a
loved one and carry the grief with them like a heavy weight. Thousands
of youth each year lose a parent and struggle with where to go with
their feelings. Kathleen Fucci, based on her personal experience, has
tapped into the unique perspective of someone searching for
understanding and meaning when confronted with the confusion and
emptiness that comes from traumatic loss. Her message is one of healing
and hope, and will touch the hearts of all her readers.
-Robert Brown., President & Founder
Young Lives Redeemed
thought of helping a child with loss could be disheartening, knowing
that you want to provide them with hope and surround them with love, yet
struggling to know how children specifically grieve and understand
loss. It brings me great joy to see a resource in the form of a story
that connects with children at their level of understanding and helps
them through the grieving process, all the while communicating God’s
love. Even more wonderful is to have this resource come from a parent
who has personally helped children walk through loss. This is a
remarkable children’s book from start to finish with wonderful words and
Bible verses, beautiful art in a perfect color pallet, provided by a
ministry with a commitment to providing hope to kids in crisis.