Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Rosemary Wells: Early Chapter Book

Following Grandfather by Rosemary Wells
Candlewick, September, 2012
Rosemary Wells is well-know for her Max and Ruby picture books, but she's recently been writing for older audiences as well. In Following Grandfather, Jenny the mouse remembers her grandfather- from a summer moment at the beach to the stories he told of first coming to the United States. When Jenny's grandfather dies, she can't let him go. She follows mice she spots, thinking they're her grandfather, only to find they're complete strangers. But when she ends up at the shore, Jenny learns to notice her grandfather's spirit in the things around her and the places he loved. This is a sweet slim novel to share with a little one learning to move on after the death of a grandparent.

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