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When her mother's father comes from China, Helen, who is biracial, develops a special bond with her grandfather despite their age and language differences.
Could anything be more perfect than a prairie wedding? Cassie doesn't think so, for a wedding brings: Two lovebirds together, Aunts from faraway Maine, A long white dress with a wedding veil, Zinnias, Satin ribbons, Dancing under a clear blue sky, And a world that smells of roses. And as the Witting family comes together for this most special day, Cassie sees that life brings: The change of seasons, Brother Jack on Grandfather's lap, A brand-new car, Joy, Sorrow, And a special dance only Grandfather does. Sarah, Plain and Tall began the Witting family's saga on the prairie. Now the story completes its circle with Grandfather's Dance, Patricia MacLachlan's poetic celebration about the enduring spirit of family.
One night Lassen and her four cousins all stay over at Grandma's. They're glad because Grandma likes kids. She has a box of toys and a whole drawer full of clothes for playing dress-up. And she doesn't complain about any of the things their parents would; she doesn't say "Stop running in the house!" or "Sofas are for sitting on, not playing on!" This time, though, Lassen and her cousins go too far and Grandma's patience runs out. As they wait for her mood to change, Lassen and the others wonder: Could Grandma have been the one who taught their parents how to be grumpy? Anna Hines is known for her perceptive picture books about everyday situations. Here she takes a fresh look at the relationship between young and old, gently showing that there are limits to even the most loving person's patience.
Young Pip doesn't know what to do when two very different grandmothers come to baby-sit, each with her own way of doing things.
A collection of gardening advice one woman receives from her grandmother.
A children's book in both English and Chamorro language. From the first page: Come, my dear grandchildren and gather around me. Listen again, so that you will remember what I have said when I am gone.
It's not so easy being six and three-quarters, but I can't complain. A guy's gotta do what a guy's gotta do. So when Grandma called me up and told me that she lost her smile, I knew, for sure, I had to help her. On a snowy day in the city, a boy receives an important phone call from his grandmother. There's only one thing for our intrepid young hero to do: fly down south on an urgent mission, stuffed bunny in tow, to find that smile and return it to its rightful place. But he won't have to look very hard . . .
The Grandmother of Time: A Woman's Book of Celebrations, Spells and Sacred Objects for Every Month of the Yearby Zsuzsanna E. Budapest
Budapest reveals bits of wisdom and lore from feminist spirituality roots, though the content of this book will be useful to men and women. She reviews a history of the holidays for each month, aspects specific to that time of year, and suggests spells/rituals pertinent to growth via those aspects. Finally, she concludes each chapter with a story, often personal about the experiences she has been describing about that month. It is a lovely book either to read cover to cover, or use as a reference book throughout the year.
A lawman with a hardy appetite for life and an unshakable faith in the explicable, Southern Ute Acting Chief of Police Charlie Moon is not prepared to accept a purely supernatural explanation for the recent strange events of April 1. Nevertheless, something carried off Tommy Tonompicket and his unlikely drinking companion, research scientist William Pizinski, in the black chill of the Colorado night. And something ripped the head off a man outside a lonely cabin in the mountains...and left two large, fanglike punctures in his chest. And though Charlie's eccentric old aunt, the shaman Daisy Perika, claims the gargantuan avenging arachnid Grandmother Spider has risen up from the depths of Navajo Lake, the hulking, good-natured tribal policeman feels in his gut that this is murder, pure if not simple, and most probably by human hands.
When a child is born, a miracle happens -someone becomes a grandmother! For first-time grandmas, beloved veterans, or grandmas-in-waiting, this warm, wonderful book captures all the joy and humor of one of a woman's most life-altering experiences. Heartwarming observations from such famous names as Margaret Mead, Jane Russell, and Margaret Thatcher; poems to copy and stick on the refrigerator; words of advice to "accidentally" leave on a daughter-in-law's kitchen table, suggestions to smooth the rough times or increase the joy, it's all here to read and treasure. Don't miss. . . Special things only a grandmother can do Family history a grandmother can pass on A precious gift every child needs from a grandmother Secret satisfactions a grandmother feels How a grandmother can act even wiser than she is And more!
Allen retells and interprets 21 stories from civilizations spanning North America, including Chippewa, Okonagon, Iroquois, and Lakota--stories that have, for centuries, guided female shamans toward an understanding of the sacred.
There is no better introduction to R.K. Narayan than this remarkable collection of stories celebrating work that spans five decades. Characters include a storyteller whose magical source of tales dries up, a love-stricken husband who is told by astrologers he must sleep with a prostitute to save his dying wife, a pampered child who discovers that his beloved uncle may be an impostor or even a murderer. Standing supreme amid this rich assortment of stories is the title novella. Told by the narrator's grandmother, the tale recounts the adventures of her mother, married at seven and then abandoned, who crosses the subcontinent to extract her husband from the hands of his new wife. Her courage is immense and her will implacable -- but once her mission is completed, her independence vanishes.
Grandpa Fights an Ostrich by Ruskin Bond; Kali and the Rat Snake by Zai Whitaker; The Cat and the Travellers by Asha Nehemiah; The Dolphin and the Hippocampus by Sampurna Chattarji; Owlie by Vijaya Ghose; and The Giraffe's New Neck by Anushka Ravishankar.
If you're among the millions of grandparents raising grandchildren today, you need information, support, and practical guidance you can count on to keep your family strong. This is the book for you. Learn effective strategies to help you cope with the stresses of parenting the second time around, care for vulnerable grandkids and set boundaries with their often-troubled parents, and navigate the maze of government aid, court proceedings, and special education. Wise, honest, moving stories show how numerous other grandparents are surviving and thriving in their new roles. Updated throughout, and reflecting current laws and policies affecting families, the second edition features new discussions of kids' technology use and other timely issues.
No longer content to sit on rockers and bake cookies, today's grandparents are involved in the lives of their grandchildren more than ever before. The Grandparents Handbook features dozens of activities that will guarantee hours of fun, educational quality time-from building dollhouses and catching fish to flying kites, baking bread, making your own mini golf course, creating a family newspaper, and much more. These illustrated instructions will lead grandparents down surprising paths of discovery as they teach the youngest generation about family, friendship, and the world around them. It's the perfect gift for any grandparent and grandparent-to-be!
"It was a wooden box, simply made. 'I guess you could call it my war chest,' Grandpa said. As the children peered into the box, they saw many small figures--animals, people, and objects of all kinds. A number of them were carved from wood."
Three children remake their grandpa's quilt so it will fit him better.
Grandpa's expensive false teeth have been stolen! Grandpa suspects everyone. Where could his teeth have gone?
Every summer Maisie Thomas has come with her parents to Grange House, a hotel on the coast of Maine overseen by the elegant and inscrutable Miss Grange who resides in the topmost story.The enormous house had always thrilled Maisie, appearing to her like something from old novels.But in the summer of 1896, the seventeen year-old Maisie has arrived restless and longing for her life's story to be different from those she has found between the covers of many books.As if in answer, the secrets of Grange House and its attic inhabitant begin to wrest free of their silence.On the morning after Maisie's arrival, two drowned lovers are found clasped in each other's arms.Then it seems Maisie finds herself in the lovers' shadow as two very different young men, one an adventurous writer, the other an ambitious businessman from her father's company, start to pay court.Will Maisie's story be but a love story after all?Maisie finds herself drawn more and more to Miss Grange, even as Miss Grange begins to tell Maisie strange and wild tales from Grange House's past, insisting that the girl is the only one who sill understand, and charging her with finishing one of her unfathomable tales.But which of Miss Grange's stories are truth and which are fiction?Another death, a hidden diary, mismarked grave, an exchange of letters - and a ghostly apparition - all lead Maisietoward the center of an old story that becomes her own, as she uncovers the secrets of Grance House.Rich with the details, customs, and language of the era, Grange House is part family saga, part ghost story, part love story: a wonderfully atmospheric, page-turning novel of literary suspense and romance.It is the tale of the many stories - familial and literary - in the house of fiction that women's lives must unlock and abandon in order to inhabit their own."So many writers now shout loudly, demanding our attention, but Sarah Blake quietly and skillfully lures not only our attention but our amazement at her ability to create and sustain a lasting visual and spiritual impression.Her words seem to have been as carefully chosen as a pearl, a perfect shell, or a ripe fruit.But with all its polished, wonderful narrative, there is a strong and amazingly durable undertow, a quiet driving force.Ms. Blake wrote this beguiling suspenseful novel the old fashioned way, with her head and her heart directing her along with equal measures." -- Kaye Gibbons"What an impressive novel Sarah Blake has written.With its vivid characters, suspenseful plot and elegant period details, GRANGE HOUSE is completely transporting.I couldn't stop turning the pages and was sorry to see them dwindle." -- Margot Livesey"A lovely book that provides a read both intriguing and delicious." -- Elizabeth Strout, author of the bestseller AMY AND ISABELLE"Sarah Blake's elegant novel is a rare achievement; Jamesian in its ambiguities, GRANGE HOUSE is marvelously untainted by postmodern ironic gestures or quaintness.What Maisie knew, and indeed, what Maisie discovers, makes this a true page-turner that belongs on the shelf between THE WOMAN IN WHITE and REBECCA." -- Katharine Weber
Historical fiction about Grace O'Malley, an Irish chieftain in the late 1500's.
Twelve-year-old Joe Warden isn't happy. Sure, he's rich, but his parents don't care about him. His grandmother should make everything better, except that Joe's granny is a nightmare. She's not just physically repulsive, she's horribly mean. Everyone thinks she's just a dotty old woman, but Joe knows the truth. He's seen behind her mask and glimpsed the wicked glimmer in her eyes--- she is pure evil. And now she's out to get Joe, unless he can stop her and her band of nasty grannies first.
This delightful guide gives new grandmas clear direction on how to navigate foreign territory. Celebrated columnist Adair Lara advises on how to choose a decent name (Oopsie? Boopsie?). She outlines how to give advice without getting a Dr. Sears guide chucked at the head. She offers wise counsel on how to stay on the parents' good side (hint: don't say anything, ever). Hilarious in its blunt truisms, The Granny Diaries steers around the shoals of grandma sentimentality. And yet, having fallen madly in love with her own grandchildren, Adair affirms that the years after the big G truly are golden.
Doodle Dog, King, and Bear set aside their artwork for the day to visit Granny Doodle. Once there, they get to eat Doodle Noodles, play, and give Granny a pretty present. Days with Granny are doggone fun!
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