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Grandma's Scrapbook
Grandma's Scrapbook

Grandma's Scrapbook

By Josephine Nobisso, Illustrated by Maureen Hyde

7 & up

JUVENILE FICTION

32 Pages, 10 1/2 x 8 1/2

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: September 2000

ISBN 9780940112025

Rights: WOR

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Overview

A scrapbook of memorabilia chronicles the tender and sometimes zany moments shared between Grandma and her granddaughter during their seaside summers. Pages of the lively scrapbook are interspersed with watercolor-rendered photographs of the girl, now a teenager, as she reminisces about their relationship. The last summer in the scrapbook reveals how their roles have changed. Now the girl guides Grandma’s wheelchair to places Grandma once brought her on the back of her bike or in a stroller. This poignant story uplifts and dignifies the experience of aging and loss, tingeing it not with sadness, but with hope and wonder.

Reviews

“The scrapbook ‘stirs memories from babyhood to adolescence’ and captures what family memories are all about: love” —Creating Keepsakes

“This heartwarming story celebrates memories, and shows the impact a scrapbook can have in the life of a child.” —Memory Makers

“The pictures are beautiful and the story is so poignant that you must be sure to have a tissue handy while you read it.” —About.com

Author Biography

Josephine Nobisso is the author of Grandpa Loved and Shh! The Whale Is Smiling. She lives in Westhampton Beach, New York. Maureen Hyde is the illustrator of Grandpa Loved.