Once Upon My Dads’ Divorce

Once Upon My Dads’ Divorce

Written by Seamus Kirst

Illustrated by Noémie Gionet Landry

from Magination Press / the American Psychological Association

Helps children understand the divorce of same-sex parents and how a child’s living situation may change. 

Once upon a time, Grayson’s life was like a fairy tale. He lived in a big brick house with Papa and Daddy. They had chocolate chip pancakes on Saturdays and read bedtime stories together every night. But when Grayson’s dads get a divorce, everything changes. First, Papa moves into an apartment. Then, Daddy moves into a smaller house. Now it’s one week with Papa, then one week with Daddy. Will Grayson ever feel like himself again?

Once Upon My Dads’ Divorce sensitively portrays the challenges of moving from one house with both parents to two houses, and offers reassurance on many questions and feelings readers may have after their parents divorce.


SEAMUS KIRST is a writer whose work has been published in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Guardian, Teen Vogue, Forbes, The Advocate, and Vice. He is the author of Papa, Daddy, and Riley and Dad and Daddy’s Big Big Family. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

NOÉMIE GIONET LANDRY shares her time between the hospital where she works as a rheumatologist and her home studio where she sketches, draws, and paints. She is the illustrator of the acclaimed booksBailey the Bat and the Tangled Moose and The Monster Parade: A Book about Feeling All Your Feelings and Then Watching Them Go. She lives in New Brunswick, Canada.


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