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When the City Went Quiet

Illustrated Children’s book.  11″ x 8.5.” Soft cover, color, 32 pgs. 
By Solina Adelson-Journey. Told through the eyes of a second-grader experiencing changes caused by the coronavirus, When the City Went Quiet is a story about a child’s emotional experience with  COVID-19 and the lessons she learned about supporting her community beyond herself. 

$18.95 Click here to purchase directly from the author.* 
Books are shipped to you Priority Mail from publisher.

ISBN: 978-1-7336234-3-8
BISAC: JUV015000 JUVENILE FICTION / Health & Daily Living
BUV039050 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings


When the City Went Quiet. 1st Printing, October 2020. How has the Covid-19 Pandemic affected our children? Disruptions caused by the virus are hard to understand and can be frightening. Familiar routines at home, at school, and in their communities have been interrupted causing confusion and emotional distress. Kids are upset, sometimes angry. And they have a lot of questions. This book suggests ways parents and educators can provide answers. This story explores how kids can cope and learn helpful ways to keep their community and loved ones healthy and safe. 

About the Author. Solina Adelson-Journey, M.Ed., is an associate principal in Washington State. She is a veteran educator with 14 years experience as an elementary school teacher and administrator. 

About the Illustrator. Julie is excited to be able to combine her passion for children with her love of art as the illustrator of her first children’s book.

About the Book. See preview, read reviews, and order directly from the author through her website.*  All books are shipped to you from the publisher.

*San Juan Publishing wants the author to receive the income from her, and the illustrator’s, hard work, so we have arranged to have your payment for an individual purchase go directly to her, rather than through us. We also believe the author, who is a parent of small children and working full-time as an educator, should not have to try to be a shipper as well! Order from Solnia and we’ll pack and ship your book to you.

Additional information

Dimensions 9 × 12 × .5 in