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About Sullivan

An empowering and therapeutic picture book for children coping with trauma and loss.

Sullivan is a frightened Koala who has to live with Grandma when his parents are unable to keep him safe. His BIG emotions and questions about his uncertain life cause Sullivan to lash out at Grandma. With patience and mindfulness, Grandma and Sullivan's new friend, Annie, empower him to express his emotions and find comfort in the clouds above.

A Grandfamily for Sullivan is a tender-hearted story about a child's experience as he travels through the grief and trauma of being separated from his parents and building a new life. It is a realistic, yet hopeful story about the power of courage, compassion, and unconditional love.

The book is purposefully designed with sensory processing in mind. The images and colors on the pages of the book will soothe an already anxious reader. The words are deliberately crafted to be trauma-sensitive to the ears of children impacted by adversity.


Sullivan and Grandma give a voice to the 2.8 million (and rapidly growing) Grandfamilies in the U.S. who are struggling to find peace within their heart after the devastating separation from a parent due to addiction, neglect, abuse, abandonment, incarceration, or untreated mental health challenges. 


Help a child learn how to cope with hard times. Purchase your copy and donate a copy of A Grandfamily for Sullivan to your local child welfare office.


" Beth's book, A Grandfamily for Sullivan, is a darling story that brings a soothing message of comfort and peace to the children and those that love and care for them as they adapt to dramatic life changes."

Patrice Karst, author of the best selling children's book The Invisible String.

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