New Book: Bees With Fish Wings

We are happy to announce the publication of Bees With Fish Wings, a beautifully illustrated version of Sarah’s poem, “I Play a Game With My Dad,” written while Sarah was in first grade. This children’s book includes all of Sarah’s poems. We hope you will enjoy reading them, perhaps out loud to a budding young poet. You might also use the accompanying worksheets to help them write their very own first poems! Poetry is a valuable vehicle for children to develop literacy skills, a great way to use the imagination and to record their childhood experiences. When you read to children and play games with words, they will learn and so will you.

Bees With Fish Wings is available through Northshire Bookstore, Hermit Hill Books, and your local bookstore.

Quantity discounts are available to educators. Contact David Mook at for details. 

Each Leaf: Poems by Sarah and David Mook

Sarah Gail Mook was a student in the third grade at Buckingham Friends School in Lahaska, PA when she died suddenly on December 14, 1995. Sarah began writing poems in kindergarten. Reading Sarah’s poems over and over during the months following her death inspired her father, David, to begin writing poetry. For David, “poetry is a gift from Sarah, a blessing.” EACH LEAF is a celebration of Sarah’s life, her gifts, and also embodies a journey through grief into healing and spiritual growth.

Send orders to:
Sarah Mook Outreach Fund
896 Ferncliff Road Poultney, VT 05764
$10 Soft Cover,
$20 Hard Cover
Includes shipping and handling.
Quantity discounts available for educational use.

“Heartfelt, heartbreaking and extraordinarily life-affirming in its ability to confront life/death, love/loss, belief. It tackles, in a remarkable way, the question: how does one go on living in the face of such grief and sorrow?” Cheryl Baldi 

 EACH LEAF also contains an essay about father and daughter fishing on the Delaware River. “Fishing” was selected as a notable essay in the Best American Essays -2000.