Janna and the Kings

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Janna and the Kings

By Patricia Smith; Aaron Boyd (Illustrator)

Lee & Low Books, Hardcover, 9781584300885, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2013

Description
Saturdays are special for Janna. That's when she and Granddaddy spend the whole day together.Walking down the street with Granddaddy is like strolling through a kingdom with a king. He knows everyone and everyone knows him. Best of all, Granddaddy and Janna always head for her favorite place in the world Terrell's barbershop. There, Granddaddy and his friends are kings in barber chair thrones, and Janna is a princess, showered with love and attention.One day Granddaddy passes away, and Janna feels she has lost their wonderful kingdom forever. But with great courage and some unexpected help, Janna finds her way back to the happiness of those special Saturdays.Winner of LEE & LOW's New Voices Award, Janna and the Kings is a moving story of love and rediscovery, and a celebration of the enduring bond between grandchild and grandparent.

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