Now that Grandpa's gone, Sarah tries to remember what he used to say about the garden. Like us, he would tell her, a part of it never dies. Everything and everyone goes on and on. But Sarah feels very sad, even though Grandma and all the relatives are with her, sharing stories and hugs. How can life go on without Grandpa?
As summer slips into fall, Grandma and Sarah share a rich garden harvest-and their sweet, sweet memories of Grandpa. The stories and memories of loved ones, Sarah learns, are what keep everything and everyone going on and on.
This spare and beautiful picture book balances sadness and mourning with the comforting notion of the continuity of all life.
|Product dimensions:||8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Jacqueline Woodson is the winner of the 2006 Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. She is the author of many critically acclaimed books for children, and has received numerous awards, including a Newbery Honor Award for Show Way, a Coretta Scott King Award, and five Coretta Scott King Author Honors. Jacqueline Woodson lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
Floyd Cooper has illustrated numerous books for children, for which he has received many awards, including three Coretta Scott King Honors. Mr. Cooper lives in Easton, Pennsylvania.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Really liked the wording and discription.
Personal Response:This book was very tender and emotional. It brought back memories of my grandfather. He always had a garden and summer was my favorite time because we would eat fresh vegetables from his garden. There is nothing better.Curricular Connections:This would be a great read aloud for the middle grades. It would also be a good writing prompt. I would have my students write about what "everything and everyone goes on and on" means to them.
I loved this heartwarming book about a granddaughter's memory of her grandfather. This book is great for children going though the death of a grandparent or relative. It can bring alot to children, to making and remembering memories and remembering that the days and life stays and grows on.
little girl stays with grandparents...grandpa dies(is inferred at first)
Jacqueline Woodson created an excellent story about coping with the loss of a loved one from a child's perspective. For many children, they do not understand how to deal with the death and grief. However, after reading this they will be comforted that someone else has gone through it, and that life goes on.