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From a stellar creative team, the lyrical story of a grandmother and grandchild as they share an intimate adventure by the windy sea—and make a stop for teatime.

Their laughter rose; full of joy, it spilled
’cross sand, through mist,
as the curlews trilled.

Gray skies, foamy waves, and brisk wind await Granny and Bean when they head out for their day by the sea. But they are full of only wonder and delight at all the shore has to offer. They listen for the shrieks of the seabirds as they discover treasures hidden in the sand, greet dogs as they pass, leap over logs, and settle out of the wind for a cozy treat before tramping homeward again. Rendered in simple, lilting text by Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse and expressive, windswept art from acclaimed illustrator Charlotte Voake, Granny and Bean have an adventure to cherish until their next magical day at the shore.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781536214048
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 09/27/2022
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 255,053
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Karen Hesse is the author of numerous books for young people, including Out of the Dust, winner of the Newbery Medal and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction; The Cats in Krasinksi Square, illustrated by Wendy Watson; Letters from Rifka, winner of the National Jewish Book Award; and Night Job, illustrated by G. Brian Karas. She was also the recipient of a MacArthur Fellows Grant in 2002. She lives with her husband in Vermont.

Charlotte Voake is a Welsh-born author and illustrator of many books for children, including Ginger, a Nestlé Smarties Children’s Book Prize winner and American Library Association Notable Children’s Book; Ginger Finds a Home; Pizza Kittens, a Nestlé Smarties Children’s Book Prize Silver Medal winner; and Hello Twins, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year. Charlotte Voake lives in England with her family.

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