When Granny comes to live with Molly and Will, she brings her canary, Vivi. Vivi's cage stands on a sunny windowsill, and the cheerful little bird soon becomes a cherished member of the family.
Then Vivi gets sick and dies. Granny helps the children come to terms with their loss by showing them that their memories of Vivi can keep the bird singing in their hearts. Later, when Granny herself dies, her wise words and the special gift she leaves them help Molly and Will deal with their grief and find solace in their loving memories of Granny.
Antonie Schneider has written a hopeful, helpful story about loss and recovery.
|Publisher:||North-South Books, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.76(w) x 11.59(h) x 0.36(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Antonie Schneider was born in Mindelheim, in southern Germany, where she still lives. A former elementary school teacher, she has written numerous other books for North-South, including The Dearest Little Mouse in the World and Good-Bye, Vivi!
Maja Dusikova was born in Piestany, Czechoslovakia, and now lives in Florence, Italy. She has illustrated many books for both children and adults, including The Advent Storybook and Silent Night, Holy Night.