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The Lonely Cloud
by Marcey Louise Heschel

When a small blue cloud, aimlessly floating up in the sky, gets sent to Earth on a mission to help children with upsetting problems, he doesn’t know what he could possibly do to help. Feeling lonely himself, he is unsure if he can make a difference. But can he? As he interacts with the children, he learns that empathy and compassion are gifts we all have in abundance. We just have to learn how to find them inside … and then be willing to share them with others.

Fill your heart with The Lonely Cloud, as he journeys from Heaven to Earth to learn the power of empathy and compassion. By comforting his new friends, he begins to feel less lonely himself. That is the true nature of empathy. It can make others feel loved and understood but can also help the giver experience gratitude and a sense of purpose.

We may not be able to solve other people’s problems, but we can make a difference by recognizing, listening to, and caring about the struggles they face.

Marcey Heschel is a Canadian mother, writer, and mental health therapist. Passionate about teaching her children the value of sharing empathy and compassion with others, her hope is that, through her writing, she can share that passion with other children as well.

She holds a Master of Arts degree in counselling, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology and English. The Lonely Cloud is her first children’s book, although she has been published three times previously, in anthologies related to expatriate life and travel. Marcey’s dream is to turn The Lonely Cloud into a pillow that can be distributed to children in need of comfort.

Marcey, her husband Greg, and two children have lived in different places around the globe, and enjoy travelling and learning about new cultures. On evenings and weekends she runs her private online and in person counselling practice Mojo Counselling.

Connect with Marcey at or on her Instagram @marceyheschel


Pei Jen is a self-taught digital illustrator from Ipoh, Malaysia. One of her childhood dreams was to create the drawings for a children’s book, envisioning images that could capture the attention of young readers and help them easily understand the story and text.

Pei Jen continues to grow and improve her illustration skills, and is passionate about her work. She hopes that her creations provide joy to children.


Marcey Louise Heschel
Pei Jen

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