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Bye, MIS' Lela

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Sugar Plum, an African American preschooler, must come to terms with the death of her elderly babysitter.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 14th 1998 by Farrar Straus Giroux
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Kaytlyn Witcher
Bye Mis’ Lela is about a little girl who goes to an elderly woman to be babysat every day while her mother goes to work. School age kids around the block have all been babysat be her and say hello as they pass her house. The little girl loves Mis’ Lela. The summer before she goes off to school, Mis’ Lela passes away. The little girl and her mother go to service and say their goodbyes. Once it is the little girls turn to go to school she continues to say hello to Mis’ Lela just like all the other ...more
Jazzmyne
Apr 26, 2016 Jazzmyne rated it it was amazing
Bye, Mis' Lela is about a child whose second mother/ caregiver passed away and she doesn't understand where she went and in the end she would still talk to her. I would read this book and relate it to any child that has lost a relative or someone in their family.
Nikki Ritchie
This book would be good to read to the kids to comfort them. They can write about an influential person that they have or had in their life and describe what they meant to them and things that they did with them.
Rachel Holloway
This is also a book dealing with death, however this does not include a family member. A young girl grows close to a neighbor who ends up passing away. The girl remembers their times together and finds comfort in walking by the home of her deceased neighbor.
Oana Cerchezan
This book would be good to read to the kids to comfort them. They can write about an influential person that they have or had in their life and describe what they meant to them and things that they did with them.
Jackie
Sep 05, 2013 Jackie rated it liked it
Sugar Plum doesn't want her Mama to leave to go to work. She especially doesn't want her Mama to leave her with Mis' Lela. But, in time, she grows to love her, for her gentle ways and her caring touch. When Mis' Lela dies, she is saddened but thankful for the time she spent with her.
Alana Graham
Apr 11, 2011 Alana Graham rated it really liked it
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This book uses excellent details and describing words. One of the few books I've come across that deals with death, especially the death of a friend.
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