Publication Date: 3/1/1998
Page Count: 32
Size: 10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 6 – 10
F&P: GRL Q, Gr 4, Genre RF
Themes: Aging, Family, Memory
“Through this story readers will be reassured that older people can have a full inner life and will understand the importance of visiting them.” ―School Library Journal
“Moments of real eloquence…. The book provides an unusually empathic look at the reality of aging…. Children perplexed or upset by their own visits to deteriorating elders may find this book helpful and even consoling.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Realistic watercolors flow gently between present and past in this tender depiction of a life well lived, which speaks to the value of maintaining loving relationships, even when they are altered by Alzheimer’s disease.” ―Booklist
Joan Fassler Memorial Book Award ―Association for the Care of Children’s Health
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Meet the Author
Lester L. Laminack is a specialist in children’s literacy and professor emeritus at Western Carolina University. Laminack has written numerous books and articles for educators and is a familiar speaker at professional meetings and reading associations nationwide. He lives in North Carolina. You can visit his website here.
Meet the Illustrator
Constance R. Bergum has illustrated several children’s books. She holds an MFA in illustration from Marywood University and lives in Montana.