This poignant tale tells of a woman residing in a nursing home who seems to live in a world of memories.
Although Miss Olivia is unable to respond and doesn’t always seem to notice her family, her daughter Angel and grandson Troy know better. Anything from a beautiful sunset to the mention of her porch swing can take her back into her past, from when she was just a little girl out on the farm with her papa or back to a recent birthday shared with her daughter. She can no longer do the things she used to do, but she’s still their Momma Olivia.
Laminack treats a difficult topic with great care, giving voice to the seldom discussed tragedy of watching a loved one slip into the past in terms children can understand. Bergum’s delicate watercolors also give soft expression to the love that holds a family together during times of hardship.
|Publisher:||Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 10 Years|
About the Author
Constance R. Bergum has illustrated several children’s books. She holds an MFA in illustration from Marywood University and lives in Montana.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This story is so eloquent it reads almost like poetry. It is a gentle way to introduce a child to understanding Alzheimers or dimentia. The story is touching and the art is so soft and inviting, it is just beautiful.
This story is touching! A wonderful way to help children understand that their loved ones get old.
It reminds me of my Mammaw Clarine that died. I miss her a lot. This book is really sweet.