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The holidays can be stressful as we juggle work, family, money concerns and travel. But it can be an especially difficult time for those experiencing loss.

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Two celebrated Vermont artists have come together to address a very delicate problem: how to help kids understand and cope with death, and grieving the loss of someone they love. Author Julia Alvarez and woodblock artist Sabra Field are collaborators on the new book Where Do They Go?

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There are difficult discussions that happen during our lives. Sitting your child down to talk about the facts of life is one. Breaking up with a loved one is another.

And then there is opening up about your own mortality. Talking about death and dying. It's not easy or comfortable.