The Pigeon and the Seagull
Many thoughts go through a youngster's mind when the specter of divorce is thrust upon them. It can be a very scary and life-changing event. While there is no ideal way to explain divorce or separation to children, the story attempts to offer an illustration in a manner easy for younger readers to understand. In The Pigeon and the Seagull, the author attempts to simplify and explain the events surrounding divorce and, ultimately, provide a positive glimpse into the future in a postmarriage relationship. Ideally, the story strives to help children understand that when relationships don't work out it is not their fault and they can still have wonderful lives in many ways.