Grandpa's Stories (Hardcover)
One young girl reflects on a year with her beloved grandpa. She remembers the fields and parks they explored in the springtime and the old toys they fixed up in the summer. She remembers the handmade gifts they exchanged in the fall and the stories Grandpa told by the fi re each winter. But this year, the girl must say good-bye to Grandpa. In the face of her grief, she is determined to find a way to honor him. She decides to record her Grandpa stories in the notebook he made for her and carry Grandpa with her as she grows. An honest and relatable depiction of loss, Grandpa’s Stories celebrates life and the ways in which love lives on.
About the Author
Joseph Coelho is a performance poet and playwright. He lives in London.
Allison Colpoys is a designer and the illustrator of many books for children, including Abrams’ Captain Starfish. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.
"This lyrical tale of love, change, loss, and the healing power of art and memory will move readers of all ages."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Readers mourning a grandparent or other family member may find solace through Coelho’s sentiments about love living on through cherished memories."
— Publishers Weekly
"Heartwarming, heartbreaking and inspiring, Grandpa's Stories is a must for every child's library."
— Shelf Awareness
"This is a gentle tale about a young girl processing the death of her beloved grandpa . . . a good resource for parents and children trying to figure out ways to cope with grief."
— School Library Journal
"A sweet book that could spark great conversation between parents and children or counselors and children about difficult subject matter . . . This title will encourage children to help remember their loved ones in positive ways."
— School Library Connection