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Grandpa and Jake

Julie Fortenberry, Julie Fortenberry (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
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In this heartwarming intergenerational story, Grandpa Bear introduces his grandson Jake to a very special place—the library!

"Let's turn the TV off," says Grandpa to Jake. "There's some place I'd like to show you... a place my Grandpa took me when I was your age." As the two of them walk through the busy town, Grandpa shares the favorite places he and his own grandpa went together . . . and Little Jake keeps guessing where they are going. The movies? The baseball park? The beach? "Not this time," says Grandpa, and has Jake close his eyes before going into . . . the library!

Praise For Grandpa and Jake

"A bear receives an introduction to the library in this whimsically illustrated, day-in-the-life-style picture book . . . Fortenberry aces Jake’s toddler-esque dialogue, but the story’s real charm is in its creaturely illustrations and sweet intergenerational bond." --Publishers Weekly

Viking Books for Young Readers, 9780593404355, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 29, 2022

About the Author

Julie Fortenberry is part of a family of artists. Her husband is an abstract painter. Her son is also an artist and her daughter is a choreographer and dancer. Born in Southern California, Julie moved to New York City to attend Hunter College, where she received an MFA in painting. Her abstract artwork has been exhibited in solo and group shows in galleries including White Columns and the Whitney Museum of American Art. For more about Julie and her books, visit