Something About Grandma

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While Julia’s parents prepare for the birth of a new baby, she stays at her grandmother’s quaint house just outside of Mexico City for the summer. It’s surrounded by fertile growth and the sweet aroma of jasmine. Over time, Julia welcomes the sounds of nature and the serene peacefulness at Grandma’s, and she notices there’s something unique about her grandmother. She can predict the future and senses precisely what her granddaughter needs when she’s sorrowful. From Grandma, Julia learns how to reach out to others with a comforting touch, and she discovers what makes Grandma so truly special.

Children ages five to nine who are close to their grandparents will treasure this heartfelt story. The unparalleled and distinctly sacred bond between a grandchild and his or her grandparent shines like silk through the pages of Something About Grandma. The reciprocity of that relationship and the warmth and security it provides are threaded thoughtfully throughout the narrative and poignant illustrations. The author/illustrator weaves segments of poems from her own great-grandfather into the latticework of the pictures, carefully camouflaging them into the background. They’ll capture young readers’ interest and awe and provide them with an exciting challenge as they embark on their reading odyssey.


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Author Tania de Regil
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Candlewick Press
Publish Date 09-Aug-2022
ISBN 9781536201949
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Issue September 2022
Category Children's
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