Grandpa's Face

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Description

A heartwarming story of a granddaughter's love for her grandfather--a perfect gift for both Father's and Grandparents Day!

Tamika loves everything about her grandpa, especially his expressive face. But one day, when Tamika watches Grandpa rehearsing for a play, she sees a different face, one she has never seen before.

"Muted realistic paintings complement this story of Tamika, a young girl who grows emotionally through love . . . The carefully chosen combination of visual details and large abstract areas support the notion that love is not always clearly definable."--School Library Journal

"Poet Greenfield tells this warm family story with tenderness and grace, and Cooper makes an outstanding debut. The realistic, full-color double spreads are rich in earth tones and vibrant colors . . . A treasure to set beside [Ann Herbert] Scott's Sam."--Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
Puffin Books
Publish Date
May 07, 1996
Pages
32
Dimensions
7.8 X 9.8 X 0.2 inches | 0.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780698113817
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About the Author

Eloise Greenfield has published many children's books, including picture books, novels, poetry, and biographies. Mrs. Greenfield has won many awards for her writing, including the Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children, given by the National Council of Teachers of English. In 1999 she became a member of the National Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent. Mrs. Greenfield was born in North Carolina and grew up in Washington, D.C., where she continues to live. She has a son, a daughter, and four grandchildren.

Reviews

Praise for Grandpa's Face

"Muted realistic paintings complement this story of Tamika, a young girl who grows emotionally through love . . . The carefully chosen combination of visual details and large abstract areas support the notion that love is not always clearly definable."--School Library Journal

"Poet Greenfield tells this warm family story with tenderness and grace, and Cooper makes an outstanding debut. The realistic, full-color double spreads are rich in earth tones and vibrant colors . . . A treasure to set beside [Ann Herbert] Scott's Sam."--Kirkus Reviews

"With eloquence and a penetrating glimpse of the fears of children, Greenfield has written a moving story about the reliability of love. Cooper . . . creates family scenes of extraordinary illumination."--Publishers Weekly

"Children resist change. When Grandfather must transform his facial expressions while rehearsing for a community theater production, his granddaughter worries about the man behind the new face."--Children's Literature

★''Evocative text and striking pictures ... rich visual images." --School Library Journal, starred review