DescriptionA 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.
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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.