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- Publication Date: April 2, 2019
- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- ISBN: 9781683354635
- Page Count: 32
- Illustrations: full-color illustrations throughout
- Rights: North America
One young girl reflects on a year with her beloved grandpa. She remembers the fields and parks they explored in the springtime and the old toys they fixed up in the summer. She remembers the handmade gifts they exchanged in the fall and the stories Grandpa told by the fi re each winter. But this year, the girl must say good-bye to Grandpa. In the face of her grief, she is determined to find a way to honor him. She decides to record her Grandpa stories in the notebook he made for her and carry Grandpa with her as she grows. An honest and relatable depiction of loss, Grandpa’s Stories celebrates life and the ways in which love lives on.
**STARRED REVIEW**Kirkus Reviews —
"This lyrical tale of love, change, loss, and the healing power of art and memory will move readers of all ages."
"This is a gentle tale about a young girl processing the death of her beloved grandpa . . . a good resource for parents and children trying to figure out ways to cope with grief."School Library Journal —
**STARRED REVIEW**Shelf Awareness —
"Heartwarming, heartbreaking and inspiring, Grandpa's Stories is a must for every child's library."
**STARRED REVIEW**Publishers Weekly —
"Readers mourning a grandparent or other family member may find solace through Coelho’s sentiments about love living on through cherished memories."
"A sweet book that could spark great conversation between parents and children or counselors and children about difficult subject matter . . . This title will encourage children to help remember their loved ones in positive ways."School Library Connection —
About the author
Joseph Coelho is a performance poet and playwright. He lives in London. Allison Colpoys is a designer and the illustrator of many books for children, including Abrams’ Captain Starfish. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.