Sophie Learns to Be Brave

By Joan Halifax
Illustrated by Kiersten Eagan

- Hardcover
Bala Kids
Pages: 32
Size: 7.5 x 10.5
ISBN: 9781611808957

A story for kids ages 4–8 about a young girl and her encounters with a dog that teaches her friendship, presence, loss, and bravery.

This story follows a young girl named Sophie and a sweet old dog who cross paths in the midst of a storm. “Breathing in, I am safe; breathing out, I am free,” Sophie repeats again and again to remind herself and the "old one" to stay present and brave when feeling scared or unsettled. In helping each other through their fears, a deep kinship is formed that makes a lasting impact on Sophie’s life.