Peter Mayle and Arthur Robins, the bestselling team that created Where Did I Come From?, combine their talents once again to tackle a subject that is as difficult for parents to explain as it is for children to understand.
In Why Are We Getting a Divorce?, Mayle and Robins focus on the emotional issues surrounding divorce in a down-to-earth, objective way. For instance, why people get married in the first place and what can go wrong; three misconceptions children have about divorce; how to help a child accept a new man or woman in a parent’s life; how to adjust to living with one parent and how to overcome the profound feelings of loss and hurt every child of divorced parents experiences.
Why Are We Getting a Divorce? is a book for the entire family. It helps parents understand some of their children’s concerns about divorce and offers children sympathy, reassurance and sound advice.
With their trademark blend of humor and sensitivity, Peter Mayle’s thoughtful text and Arthur Robins’s delightful illustrations will bring smiles to even the saddest faces.
Peter Mayle is a British author best known for his series of books detailing life in Provence, France. He spent fifteen years in the advertising industry before leaving the business to focus on writing. A Year in Provence became an international bestseller. His novel A Good Year was made into a film directed by Ridley Scott and starring actors Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard. Peter Mayle lives in Provence, France. He has received numerous awards. British Book Awards named A Year in Provence Best Travel Book of the Year (1989) and Peter Mayle Author of the Year (1992). The French government made him a Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honor) in 2002, for coopération et francophonie. Arthur Robins is a popular illustrator whose work has appeared in countless advertisements, magazines and animations as well as more than fifty picture books. Peter Mayle described Arthur’s work as “witty, surprising and, in its own weird way, charming. They should put up a statue to him in Guildford.” He teamed up with Laurence Anholt for the very successful series and collection: Seriously Silly Stories.