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The Magic Home: A Displaced Boy Finds a Way to Feel Better

A book written and illustrated by Isabella Cassina (Loving Healing Press, 2020)

The Magic Home: A Displaced Boy Finds a Way to Feel Better

"The Magic Home is an endearing and enduring story of a child's journey to deal with unimaginable feelings of sadness, loss, and displacement. This touching story teaches us how to tap into the child's resilience using the healing power of play and expressive arts. The Magic Home is a must-have book for child clinicians, caregivers and child professionals to use with children displaced from their homes, regardless of the situation."

—Athena A. Drewes, PsyD, MA, RPT-S, Founder and President Emeritus of the New York Association for Play Therapy.

"The Magic Home is a comforting story about a little boy who loses all that is familiar and faces many uncertainties in his new life until he meets Ina, who helps him feel that he is not alone. This gently told story and sweet illustrations offer children who have faced disruptions in their families a sense of control over their circumstances and hope for a brighter future."

—Sue Bratton, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, Director Emerita, Center for Play Therapy at University of North Texas.

"The Magic Home takes us on a journey that is dealing with loss, adjustment and, most importantly, feelings. This book helps adults help children with big feelings that are hard to understand. The added suggestions on how to use the book and reusable figures are a valuable addition. A delightful and helpful book that helps us all know we have a magic home. "

—Linda E. Homeyer, PhD, LPCS, RPT-S, Distinguished Professor Emerita and Past President of the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Board of Directors.


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