A Grandfamily for Sullivan Book

Meet Sullivan

Sullivan is a frightened koala who is facing BIG emotions when his life suddenly turns upside down! He goes to live with Grandma when his parents are unable to keep him safe. Together, Grandma and Sullivan struggle to navigate a new life and the sadness and fear that come with it. On a trip to the park, they meet a wise friend who has an idea about how to shift their cloudy days to clear skies! Follow along with the koala gang to find out how they cope with adveristy and loss.

A Grandfamily for Sullivan is a touching 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 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 also deliberately crafted to be sensitive and trauma-responsive to the ears of children exposed to traumatic events.

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 devasting loss of a parent due to drug addiction, incarceration, disabilities, or untreated mental health problems. 


Help a grieving child cope today. Get your copy and donate a copy of

A Grandfamily for Sullivan.

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