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Issue Details: First known date: 1983... 1983 Beginnings and Endings With Lifetimes in Between
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A book designed to illustrate to children that dying is a natural part of the cycle of life, whether death be through illness, accident or old age. It explains how all living things - plants, animals, insects, people - have different lifespans, and that all lives have endings.


  • Also available as a sound recording.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has Japanese, Hindi, and Korean translations.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
      United States of America (USA),
      Bantam Books ,
      1983 .
      Extent: 40p.
      Description: col. illus.
      • Copyright date.
      ISBN: 053340239 (pbk), 0553344021 (pbk)
    • Limpsfield, Surrey,
      United Kingdom (UK),
      Western Europe, Europe,
      Paper Tiger ,
      1987 .
      Extent: 40p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 185028038X
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 1989 .
      Extent: 38p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Reprinted: 2005
      ISBN: 0140340351 (pbk.)
Language: Fijian , Hindi
Last amended 10 Sep 2013 12:30:46