The Day Abuelo Got Lost

Memory Loss of a Loved Grandfather

A touching story about a boy and his grandfather who enjoy a special relationship—until Abuelo starts to lose his memory. Instead of building model planes and cooking together, Luis and his father have to search the neighborhood for Abuelo, and Luis and Abuelo have to find new activities to enjoy together.

  • 32 Pages
  • 8" x 10"
  • 9780807514924
  • September 2019

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  • 9780807514931
  • September 2019

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  • A touching and well-told story of the heartbreak of memory loss through the lens of family-oriented Latino culture. A lovely and needed story of familia in which love conquers loss.

    - Kirkus Reviews

Awards & Accolades

  • 2020 Most Inspirational Children's Picture Book, Honorable Mention, International Latino Book Award



    • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
    • ATOS Level: 3.4