Grandfathers

Grandpa Green by Lane Smith

Grandpa Green by Lane Smith

In Grandpa Green, Lane Smith tells the story of one man's life through his passion. Topiary gardeners shape bushes and trees into fantastic sculptures of whatever they desire. We meet Grandpa Green as a gigantic bushy baby, sprinkling tears with the words, "He was born a really long time ago," beneath.

We go on to explore Grandpa's life through the garden, with different sculptures illustrating each step in his life. He grows up on a farm, escapes into the wonder of tales like The Wizard of Oz, goes to war, and starts a family. Smith combines the lush greens of the topiary scultpures with very thin black lines for tree trunks, branches, animals in the garden, and the great-grandson who narrates the story. That choice allows the sculptures to pop off the page like a vibrant special effect.

Curveball:The Year I Lost My Grip

By Jordan Sonnenblick

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After an injury ends former star pitcher Peter Friedman's athletic dreams, he concentrates on photography which leads him to a girlfriend, new fame as a high school sports photographer, and a deeper relationship with the beloved grandfather who, when he realizes he's becoming senile, gives Pete all of his professional camera gear.
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Finding Days Bottom

By Candice Ransom

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After her father dies, eleven-year-old Jane-Ery slowly finds healing through her relationship with her grandfather and their rural Virginia home. J Fic Ran
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The Wanderer

By Sharon Creech

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Thirteen year old Sophie and her cousin Cody record their Transatlantic crossing aboard the Wanderer, a forty-five foot sailboat, which, along with uncles & another cousin, is en route to visit their grandfather in England. J Fic Cre
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The Bee Tree

By Patricia Polacco

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A grandfather leads his granddaughter and a growing crowd in search of the tree where bees keep all their honey.

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By the Hanukkah Light

By Sheldon Oberman

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When the family gathers to celebrate Hanukkah, Grandfather tells his own story of the holiday from World War II.

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The Language of Doves

By Rosemary Wells

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On her sixth birthday, Julietta's grandfather gives her one of his beautiful homing pigeons and tells her a story of his experience raising and training doves in Italy during the Great War.

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The House of Wings

By Betsy Byars

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This chapter book tells the story of a ten-year-old boy named Sammy whose parents leave him with his grandfather in West Virginia so they can try to make a fresh start in Indiana. The grandfather is gruff and only seems to care for the wild birds who pass through the mountains. Sammy wants to run away, but a hurt crane needing his attention convinces him to stay and learn more about birds and his quiet grandfather.
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Gus and Grandpa

By Claudia Mills

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Gus is almost seven, and Grandpa is almost seventy, but they have a great time together.

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Grandpa Putter and Granny Hoe

By Kimberly Olson Fakih

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Twins Jazz and Roo find themselves in the middle of a non-stop war of one-upmanship as their bickering grandparents vie for their attention. [Book description[

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