Grandpa's Girls

byNicola CampbellIllustratorKim Lafave

September 24, 2011|
Grandpa's Girls by Nicola Campbell
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A finalist for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize

A young girl delights in a visit to her grandpa’s farm. She and her cousins run through the fields, explore the root cellar where the salmon and jars of fruit are stored, swing on a rope out the barn loft window, visit the Appaloosa in the corral and tease the neighbor’s pig. The visit is also an opportunity for this child to ask Grandpa what her grandmother,Yayah, was like, and explore the “secret room,”with its old wooden trunk of ribbons, medals and photos of Grandpa in uniform.

There is a wonderful blend of fun and family history in this visit to a grandparent, but also the realization that there can be some things about the people we know and love that will always remain a mystery.

Nicola I. Campbell is Interior Salish and Metis, and she grew up in British Columbia''s Nicola Valley. She is the author of Shi-shi-etko (Aboriginal Children''s Book of the Year) and Shin-chi''s Canoe (TD Canadian Children''s Literature Award, Governor General''s Award Finalist for Illustration, USBBY Outstanding International Books), ...
Title:Grandpa's Girls
Format:Picture Books
Product dimensions:32 pages, 9.13 X 7 X 0.4 in
Shipping dimensions:32 pages, 9.13 X 7 X 0.4 in
Published:September 24, 2011
Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd
ISBN - 13:9781554980840

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