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Enzo Isn't There

ISBN: 9781643438078
Binding: Hardcover
Author: Thomas M. Ellis
Illustrator: Brian Schmidt
Pages: 32
Trim: 9 x 9 inches
Published: 1/1/2022

After Enzo dies, his sibling is left with a lot of complicated feelings. While sorting through them, a beautiful love story emerges, showing how memories and supportive friends can help kids cope and create new understandings during the difficult process of grieving.

This gorgeously illustrated book features approachable language and friendly characters appropriate for elementary-school ages, along with a list of resources for families and educators to help promote healing through loss.


Thomas Ellis is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the director of Crocus Hill Counseling Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He served as the executive director of the Center for Grief, Loss & Transition for sixteen years and has worked in the areas of complicated grief and traumatic loss since 1983. Ellis is also an educator and provider of community training, clinical supervision, organizational consultation, and professional speaking on topics related to grief, loss, and life transition. He owned and operated a funeral home for twenty years in Hastings, Minnesota, and is also the author of This Thing Called Grief: New Understandings of Loss.

Brian Schmidt has been lost in the magical world of drawing since he was a kid, creating mazes, castles, and creatures galore. He found his calling as an illustrator after his career in architecture left him wanting more time to be creative. He lives and works in Minnesota's Twin Cities with his wife, Sara.