PRODUCT CODE: 9781527296305

Sammy Found a Treasure

by Laura and Teresa Menendez
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About the Book:
Sammy Founds a Treasure seeks to accompany children who have experienced the death of someone they love, but is also a tool to enrich the emotional world of all children in relation to a topic that is usually taboo, until it passes close to home. It tells the story of a young boy, Sammy, whose mum has died but left a very special present for him, which will help him in the process of healing his heart. Before she died, she gathered all her strength and wrote her name in Sammy’s heart. She loved him so much that her love became imprinted in him forever. This present will accompany him always and is so valuable that Sammy wants to share it with other children that, like him, have also lost a beloved one.

Originally published in Spanish in Argentina (October 2020), the book was declared of Media and Cultural Interest by the Parliament of the City of Buenos Aires. It has been recommended by Support line, The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network, Arc Cancer Support Centres, Healthcare Play Specialist Education Trust, and the Association of Hospice and Palliative Care Chaplains, among other organisations.

About the Authors:
Laura and Teresa Menéndez Sepúlveda are sisters and were born in Argentina. Laura lives now in Vancouver, Canada, and Teresa in Dublin, Ireland. This book was born from an experience of grief in their family.

Laura is a psychologist and loves working with children, helping them face their fears, anxieties, and be able to put into words what is happening to them inside. She has worked for many years in the Mental Health Department of the J. A. Fernández Public Hospital in Argentina, and also in the Neonatology Service of a private clinic.
Teresa holds a degree in Social Communications, as well as a MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management. She has worked in Marketing and Communication in Argentina and Ireland, in companies, cultural organisations and also for the Catholic Church. She loves writing and working on projects that inspire her.

Maru Guerrico was born in Buenos Aires and has also lived in Santiago de Chile and New York. From an early age she was fascinated by art and painting. She is a Graphic Designer, a visual artist, an illustrator and runs watercolour workshops. She is inspired by nature and the sea, and is passionate about horses and sports.