Remembering Grandpa

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Remembering Grandpa

By Uma Krishnaswami; Layne Johnson (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, Hardcover, 9781590784242, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2007

Daysha's grandma has come down with a bad case of sadness over the loss of Grandpa, but said isn't how Daysha remembers him. Grandpa has been gone for more than a year. Daysha sets out to cheer up Grandma by collecting things that can bring happy memories: a button that fell off Grandpa's coat, flowers from the field where she and Grandpa chased butterflies, Grandpa's old guitar. She places all of the objects near the back porch of Grandma's house. As Daysha had hoped, they bring back happy memories. Grandma agrees that this is the best way to remember Grandpa. Uma Krishnaswami's simple and heartfelt story is illustrated with loving care by Layne Johnson.

About the Author
Uma Krishnaswami is the author of several books for children, including "Naming Maya". She was born in New Delhi, India, and now lives in Aztec, New Mexico.

Layne Johnson has illustrated more than twenty books for children, including the Western Heritage Award--winning Off Like the Wind!: The First Ride of the Pony Express by Michael P. Spradlin. Mr. Johnson speaks frequently in schools and libraries. He lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife.