Remembering Grandpa (Hardcover)

By Uma Krishnaswami, Layne Johnson (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, 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 was born in India and currently lives in Farmington, New Mexico. She is the author of several books for children, including Monsoon and The Happiest Tree: A Yoga Story. Ms. Krishnaswami leads writing workshops in schools and communities nationwide and on the Internet through Writers on the Net. She is married and has one son.Layne Johnson has illustrated many books, including Where Horses Run Free by Joy Cowley; Grandparent Poems, compiled by John Micklos, Jr.; On the Day His Daddy Left by Eric J. Adams and Kathleen Adams; and Brian's Bird by Patricia A. Davis. he lives in Houston, Texas.