Grief is a journey. Love is a guide. Hope is a treasure.
Eight-year-old Mackayla loves to dance. As a matter of fact, when she's wearing her ballet slippers she's not afraid of anything -- until tragedy strikes her family. Brokenhearted, Mackayla vows she'll never dance again. But with a little help from her grandfather and a very special charm bracelet, Mackayla discovers an elusive spark of love. That spark leads her on a magical journey to confront her pain and find hope.
Written by a mother and daughter about their own experience, A Place Far Away gives children and caregivers a common language to deal with the intense and confusing emotions of loss. In the spirit of The Invisible String and Cry, Heart, But Never Break, Mackayla's story reassures children they are not alone. A Place Far Away equips parents to help their children face anger, sadness, confusion, and fear, without losing sight of the hope and love that makes their own story meaningful.
If your family or someone you love is facing a loss, travel with Mackayla to A Place Far Away and bring back the treasures of comfort and encouragement you'll find there."