Grandpa's Music

A Story about Alzheimer's

By Alison Acheson; Bill Farnsworth (Illustrator)
(Albert Whitman & Company, Hardcover, 9780807530528, 32pp.)

Publication Date: September 2009

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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 is the author of five juvenile/young adult novels. Her stories have been published in "The New Quarterly, Grain" and the "Antigonish Review". She lives, writes and teaches in Ladner, British Columbia.

She says of her stories: Variety is what I like myself, both in writing and reading. I enjoy feeling that I am in a unique head in each story. Life is short; I am only who I am. Writing allows me simultaneous reincarnation. Lives during life, I suppose.'

BILL FARNSWORTH is the illustrator of more than fifty children's books. His work includes images for the Kaya books in the American Girl Series, and he has received numerous awards and honors, including Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, and selection for the Society of Illustrator's Original Art Show. Farnsworth's warmly-lit oil paintings gracefully illuminate the Maine landscape and

Sockalexis's days on the baseball diamond. Farnsworth lives with his family in Venice, Florida.

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