Grandpa's Girls

Nicola I. Campbell (Author) Kim Lafave (Illustrator)


A young girl delights in a visit to her grandpa's farm. She and her cousins run through the fields, explore the root cellar where the smoked salmon and jars of fruit are stored, swing on a rope out the barn loft window, visit the appaloosa in the corral and tease the neighbor's pig. The visit is also an opportunity for this child to ask Grandpa what her grandmother, Yahyah, was like, and explore the "secret room," with its old wooden box of ribbons, medals and photos of Grandpa in uniform.

There is a wonderful blend of fun and family history in this visit to a grandparent, but also the realization that there can be some things about the people we know and love that will always remain a mystery.

Product Details

$18.95  $17.43
Groundwood Books
Publish Date
September 06, 2011
7.3 X 0.4 X 9.2 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Nicola I. Campbell is the author of Shi-shi-etko, Shin-chi's Canoe (winner of the 2009 TD Children's Literature Award and the 2008 Governor General's Award for Illustration), Grandpa's Girls and A Day with Yayah. Nleʔkepmx, Syilx and Métis, Nicola is from British Columbia. Her stories weave cultural and land-based teachings that focus on respect, endurance, healing and reciprocity.

Kim LaFave is a prolific picture book artist with many titles to his name, including Amos's Sweater, Ben Over Night, and Big Ben, which earned him the Mr. Christie's Book Award Silver Seal. He has also won the Governor General's Award, the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award, and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award. Kim lives on the west coast of Canada, in Robert's Creek, British Columbia.


"The kids' robust curiosity and enterprising snooping make it deliciously cheerful." --Toronto Star

"The book is a vicarious pleasure..." --Quill & Quire

"The voice may be adult, but the experience is recalled vividly enough to bring young readers along." -- Kirkus Magazine