The Boy Who Sat by the Window
Helping Children Cope with Violence
by Chris Loftis
illustrated by Catharine Gallagher
In this touching story of a small boy whose classmate is killed by random gunfire, Chris Loftis uses his expertise as a counselor to heal the fragile psyches of children who have witnessed violence and/or the death of a peer. He teaches coping skills and restores hope by instilling a message of peace.
"A touching story. [An] excellent publication [that] is
written in such a way that elementary school counselors or teachers
may use the book with very young children."
— Bowling Green Daily News
*A Parent Council Ltd. Selection
*Teaches children to develop sensitivity, rather than insensitivity to violence
Chris Loftis has worked as a live-in teacher for emotionally disturbed adolescents at Haven House in North Carolina. Currently, he is the executive director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters in Olympia, Washington where he lives with his wife and two children.
A Small Horizons "Let's Talk" Release
7 1/2 x 8 1/2, 52 pages/24 color illustrations
LC #96-68929, world rights
ISBN: 0-88282-147-4 (pb), $12.95