In Gabriel McMichael’s debut book, Goodbye Poonjab, children follow the story of a young boy, named Elijah, who suffers the loss of the family dog. Elijah, with the help of his parents, struggles to overcome the difficulties of losing the beloved family pet. He learns he cannot shut the door on love, and he must find the strength to allow love back into his life through a new dog.
Goodbye Poonjab is a timeless, heart-filled story about the courage to love. Gabriel's detailed, hand illustrated artwork adds a special warmth to this tale. This book was written and illustrated with four purposes in mind:
- To tell and illustrate a good, solid story that both children and parents will enjoy
- A book that parents can use to help a child deal with the loss of the family pet
- A book that can also aid children in the grieving process of losing a friend or family member
- Lastly, it highlights the importance of adopting animals from local shelters