Something about Grandma
Tania de Regil (Author)
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DescriptionOn a first solo visit to her grandmother's home outside Mexico City, a young girl discovers what makes Grandma so special in this enchanting and personal picture book. At Grandma's house, where Julia is staying without her parents for the first time, the breeze is sweet like jasmine. Mornings begin with sugared bread, and the most magnificent hot chocolate cures all homesickness. There's something about this place . . . and about Grandma. Like how she can tell when Julia has been quietly picking limes from the garden. Or that she can see the future--and knows when Julia is about to fall off her bike. Or how she can journey back in time through the stories she tells. In the room where Julia's mother grew up, her grandmother holds her in a warm embrace--an embrace that Julia will pass on to her family when her parents arrive with her new baby brother. With Tania de Regil's heartfelt illustrations, incorporating poems by her great-grandfather that were handwritten by her grandmother, Something About Grandma offers a tender and playful exploration of the magic of intergenerational love and wisdom.
Candlewick Press (MA)
August 09, 2022
10.4 X 9.1 X 0.4 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author
Tania de Regil, the author-illustrator of A New Home and the illustrator of We Really Do Care by Tami Lewis Brown. She studied fashion design at Parsons School of Design in New York City before moving back to her native Mexico City, where she finished her degree. Something About Grandma is inspired by her own childhood memories of staying with her grandmother. Tania de Regil lives in Mexico City and travels to the United States frequently.