Sweet, Sweet Memory

Sweet, Sweet Memory


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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 Details

ISBN-13: 9781423106807
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication date: 05/22/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
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.

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Sweet, Sweet Memory 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Kel18 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Really liked the wording and discription.
mmleynek on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
kloupe1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
janaware on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
little girl stays with grandparents...grandpa dies(is inferred at first)
Teacher10LN More than 1 year ago
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.