Nana's Summer Surprise

By Heather Hartt-Sussman; Georgia Graham (Illustrator)
(Tundra Books (NY), Hardcover, 9781770493247, 32pp.)

Publication Date: April 9, 2013

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In this third book of related titles, our protagonist must face one more hurdle in accepting his Nana's new "family." Nana's new husband Bob has a grandaughter named Hortense. They were friends last summer - but over the winter she's changed and the tentative friendship they shared seems a thing of the past.

At the cottage again for a summer holiday, the protagonist is horrified to discover that Hortense is no longer likely to enjoy climbling trees and running around. She's grown tall, wears skirts, and pins pictures of rock stars on her wall. Nana has deemed it "inappropriate" for them to share a room. All seems lost, until the two manage to find something to work towards together: a surprise birthday party for Nana.

This charming picture book holds a valuable lesson about getting along by finding common ground.

About the Author

Georgia Graham was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and has been hooked on chalk pastels since grade four. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art in 1982. She is the author of several books for young readers including "Where Wild Horses Run", "A Team Like No Other", "The Saturday Appaloosa", "Bibi and the Bull", "The Strongest Man This Side of Cremona", "Tiger's New Cowboy Boots", and more. Georgia Graham lives with her husband on a tree farm in Central Alberta.
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