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A new book for older children, Remembering Oakley, by Carl J. Schutt, tells the story of Jacob and his beloved dog, Oakley. When Jacob's mother tells him it's time to put Oakley down, Jacob struggles to understand why.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: June 10, 2010

Author Carl J. Schutt is generously giving away a copy of his book, Remembering Oakley.

Book overview: The story follows Jacob and how he copes with the experience of the passing of his beloved pet Oakley. He goes through all the stages of grief, and eventually finds peace with the realization that Oakley is out of pain and as long as he remembers her, she will always feel alive.