• 32 Pages
  • 8" x 9"
  • 9780807550533
  • January 1992

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  • Upbeat, but also sensible and perceptive.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • This picture book for middle readers refreshingly features a family that talks about difficult topics—and whose members, including Gramps himself, find a way to heal their wounds…Rich, uncomplicated illustrations deftly delineate the scene and the players in this quiet and touching drama. Love and reassurance fill these pages—along with the sadness of loss and knowledge that there is more to come.

    - Publishers Weekly

  • This sensitive offering circumvents the pitfalls of “disease books” and proves itself to be a fitting tribute to love…wonderfully executed, evocative artwork…Unlike other books on the topic, where the elderly relative is often beyond recognition, this grandfather remains himself most of the time. Knowing he’ll forget makes his struggle for memories all the more poignant.

    - Booklist, starred review

Awards & Accolades

  • 1992 CBC/NCSS Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies


    Common Core

    RL.3.1,2,3,4,5,7 RL.4.1,2,3,4,6,9,10 RL.5.1,2,3,4,5,6,9,10


    • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.50
    • ATOS Level: 4.00