From Patricia MacLachlan, beloved author of the Newbery Medal–winning Sarah, Plain and Tall, comes a touching story that teaches children how to look at the world in different ways.
John’s favorite house is his grandfather’s—not because it is fancy or new but because he sees it through his Grandpa’s eyes. Grandpa is blind, and so when John visits him he gets to see things from a new perspective. If he closes his eyes, everything comes alive through sound and touch. This house is the place where John gets to experience the special way Grandpa sees and moves in the world.
About the Author
Patricia MacLachlan is the celebrated author of many timeless novels for young readers, including Newbery Medal winner Sarah, Plain and Tall; Word After Word After Word; Kindred Souls; The Truth of Me; The Poet’s Dog; and My Father’s Words. She is also the author of countless beloved picture books, a number of which she cowrote with her daughter, Emily. She lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts.
Deborah Kogan Ray has illustrated many books for children. She lives in Philadelphia, PA.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
John mimicks everything his grandpa does. His grandpa is blind. So he notices that just because he can see things his smell and hearing are heightened.