Grandpa's Music

Grandpa's Music

A Story about Alzheimer's

By Alison Acheson; Bill Farnsworth (Illustrator)

Albert Whitman & Company, Hardcover, 9780807530528, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 2009

eson's thoughtful storytelling and Farnsworth's touching paintings portray a family that learns to adapt to the challenges of Alzheimer's disease while making the very best of their time together. Full color.

About the Author
Alison Acheson has published two teen novels, Molly's Cue and Mud Girl, which was a finalist for CLAa s Book of the Year. She's also released a YAAnovel, The Half-Pipe Kidd and the juvie chapter book Thunder Ice, a finalist for the Geoffrey Bilson Award, and the Manitoba and Red Cedar (BC) young readers choice awards. She has also published a picture book, Grandpaa s Musica A Story About Alzheimera s. Alison Acheson has taught in the creative writing program at the University of British Columbia, and continues to teach and write in the town of Ladner, BC, where she lives with her spouse and three sons.

Bill Farnsworth has been illustrating books for more than twenty years. Among the many books he has illustrated for children are The Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought Hate by Janice Cohn, Mississippi Going North by Sanna Anderson Baker, and THE BUFFALO jump by Peter Roop. A resident of Venice, Florida, Mr. Farnsworth also has a website.