Gran, Gran, Granny

(Author) (Illustrator)

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8.0 X 0.25 X 10.0 inches | 0.79 pounds
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About the Author

Rae McDonald makes her home in the great Pacific Northwest where she roams through magnificent forests and along treasure lined seashores. Children's books are the center of her creative live both in her studio and as a librarian. The magic of stories, information, and illustration make every day in the library filled with possibility. A constant source of inspiration and support comes from her long-standing Pens and Paint critique group, her family, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. For Rae, a good day is a creative day whether it be working out the bones of a new story, digging around in the garden, or playing with art. Her doodle dog, Ben, leads the way on daily outdoor expeditions, and her bicycle is really a creativity generator in disguise. Rae's story file is reaching epic proportions. She is the author of A Fishing Surprise illustrated by Kathleen Kemly. Contact Rae about author presentations and learn more about her writing world at
Eric Groff was born and raised by a family of artists in Jefferson, Maryland. Graduating from Frostburg State University with a focus in illustration and printmaking, he enjoys bringing ideas to life through a variety of traditional and digital media. His work has contributed to the development of games, character design, and public exhibition. With a strong interest in using art as a form of storytelling, Eric is excited to enter the world of children's book illustration.


"Gran, Gran, Granny" is a moment-in-time story told by Lizzy as she, her two brothers, and her parents hike up the well-worn trail to visit one grand old Douglas fir tree known as Granny. The forest is aflame with fall color and the path is carpeted with fall leaf confetti on the day following a fierce and worrisome storm. A celebration cake swings along in mom's traveling basket as Lizzie, Nick and Sam lead the way. Children ages 6-10 can lace up their hiking boots and get set to catch a swirling leaf as they head up the path to celebrate a very grand old tree. Sam finds a great deal to sing about as he echoes "the chat" on the way to visit a majestic forest friend in Rae McDonald's original picture book story for children ages 6-10. Charmingly illustrated by Eric Groff, "Gran, Gran, Granny" is highly recommended for family, elementary school, middle school, and community library picture collections for young readers. - Midwest Book Review