My Hippie Grandmother
Publication Date: February 1, 2003
Categories: Family - Multigenerational
An enthusiastic ode to free spirits of all generations.
Who says grandmothers have to wear tidy buns and be relegated to rocking chairs? In lilting rhyme and sunny psychedelic colors, Reeve Lindbergh and Abby Carter introduce the most vibrant, tie-dyed grandmother ever to dance her way across a picture book - together with her cat named Woodstock, her guitar-strumming boyfriend, her organic garden, and her very proud granddaughter. Flower power forever!
Reeve Lindbergh is the daughter of Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Her books for children include IN EVERY TINY GRAIN OF SAND and ON MORNING WINGS. She says of MY HIPPIE GRANDMOTHER, "A friend told me that she was attending the wedding of a hippie grandmother. I didn’t know anything about this grandmother, but I couldn’t stop thinking about her. Once I started writing, everyone I talked to had ideas about the character, so the poem got more and more detailed!"
Abby Carter has illustrated numerous books for children, but this is her first
book with Candlewick Press. She is also the creator of the Fresh Samantha juice character and all her colorful friends. About MY HIPPIE GRANDMOTHER, she says, "My mom was a hippie mother
who started an alfalfa sprout business out of our basement, so this story really brought me back to my childhood."