Grandmother Bryant's Pocket

By Petra Mathers (Illustrator); Jacqueline Briggs Martin
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780395689844, 48pp.)

Publication Date: March 1996

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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After Sarah loses her dog in a fire, her nightmares begin. In her story of healing, a one-eyed cat, a gaggle of unfriendly geese, and the special things in Grandmother Bryant's pocket turn out to be just the cure for Sarah's bad dreams.

About the Author

Jacqueline Briggs Martin is the author of Snowflake Bentley, winner of the 1999 Caldecott Medal, and The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish, an ALA Notable Book, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book, Riverbank Review Finalist, Notable Social Studies Trade book and winner of The Golden Kite Award for Illustration. She grew up on a farm in Maine much like the one in this story. She lives in Mt. Vernon, Iowa.

Praise For Grandmother Bryant's Pocket

"This simple story of grief and healing is immediate and moving, with each page marked by a sense of eloquent communication between author and artist." Horn Book, Starred

"Its theme resonates." —Kirkus Reviews, pointer reivew Kirkus Reviews with Pointers

"Delightful." —School Library Journal, starred review School Library Journal, Starred

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