Grandad's Island

Grandad's Island

Book - 2016 | First U.S. edition
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"At the bottom of Syd's garden, through the gate and past the tree, is Grandad's house. Syd can let himself in any time he likes. But one day when Syd comes to call, Grandad isn't in any of the usual places. He's in the attic, where he ushers Syd through a door, and the two of them journey to a wild, beautiful island awash in color where Grandad decides he will remain. So Syd hugs Grandad one last time and sets sail for home. Visiting Grandad's house at the bottom of the garden again, he finds it just the same as its always been -- except that Grandad isn't there anymore. Sure to provide comfort to young children struggling to understand loss, Benji Davies's tale is a sensitive and beautiful reminder that our loved ones live on in our memories long after they're gone."-- Amazon.com.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780763690052
Branch Call Number: DAVIES
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 29 cm

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CatherineG_1 Oct 07, 2017

Wonderful book dealing with a granddad passing. Syd and his granddad have always had adventures in his lovely, old house. They take one more adventure so Syd will know even though Granddad is gone away, he is still always there.

Excellent book for a very tough topic.

I loved the way, the author emphasised Granddad is still always there in your memories and things you see in your everyday life.

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WinterOwl1
Jul 07, 2017

Absolutely loved it. The story and the illustrations were equally compelling.

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klvawter
Oct 24, 2016

I love this book! Buying it for our personal library.

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justinetung
Aug 23, 2016

Beautiful story and pictures

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klvawter
Oct 24, 2016

klvawter thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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