Isanti resident and author Dr. Mari LaMoore is proud to publish her first children’s book, Where Did My Grandma Go? illustrated by Tim Williams and published by Oxygen Publishing Agency. It is slated to release internationally on Amazon on September 30, 2021.
Navigating mourning after loss through nature is a central theme
When Dr Mari LaMoore lost her grandmother Ruth, she was a little confused about how to deal with the feelings she had felt when her loved one passed away. She thought that if she felt this way, how would the children deal with the wave of emotions that accompany the death of a loved one?
Where did my grandmother go? tells her own story through the perspective of young Fiona, whose healing journey in nature teaches her that although her grandmother Ruth was no longer on earth in her physical form, she lived in her heart and in the beauty of everything her grandmother loved in nature.
In Where did my grandmother go? Young Fiona travels the world in search of her grandmother and Heaven, where she believes to be her grandmother. “Grandparents give us a sense of home and security and I want to help children understand that they can find this feeling of home and security within themselves, even when they think they are lost and alone. “
“Animals and nature remind us that we are not separate from the inherent goodness and beauty of the world. This is what Fiona discovers while searching on land and water, that her grandmother is in flora and fauna – everywhere there is beauty in the natural world.
About the book
Young Fiona misses her grandmother; her hugs, her laughter, and most of all spending time with her on the family farm. She wonders where she’s been and how she can find her, so she sets off on a quest, armed with her favorite blue blanket and memories of her grandmother.
As Fiona travels the world through forest, jungle, desert and mountains, she encounters creatures along the way and realizes that her grandmother is everywhere – in the plants, the ocean, the breeze. ; everywhere there is beauty in the natural world.
Join Fiona as she travels to reunite with her grandmother and ends up discovering a world filled with adventure, friendship, beauty and love, and discovers that her grandmother never left at all.
About the Author
Dr. Mari LaMoore has been a lifelong veterinarian and nature lover. After graduating from Mount Holyoke College, she traveled and worked in the agricultural sector in Australia before returning to her home state of Minnesota. She received her doctorate in veterinary medicine and her master’s degree in public health from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. LaMoore’s own environment mirrors Fiona’s upbringing on her family’s farm. She and her husband raise sheep and lambs in Minnesota using regenerative farming practices. In her veterinary practice, she provides care for pets and small ruminants.
She is affiliated with the American Veterinary Medical Association, the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association, the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners, the Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota, the Land Stewardship Project, the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center, as well as ‘at the Luxembourg American Cultural Society. .