Walking Grandma Home: A Story of Grief, Hope, and Healing

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9.2 X 11.3 X 0.5 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Nancy Bo Flood (nancyboflood.com) earned her PhD in Experimental Psychology and Child Development at the University of Minnesota and has authored a variety of award-winning books, including a handbook for counseling children and I Will Dance, a story based on a real girl named Eva who was born with cerebral palsy. Nancy has lived on the Pacific island of Saipan, where she worked with teachers and parents to create resources and programs for students with disabilities, and for the past twenty years she has taught on the Navajo Nation and co-founded an early-literacy nonprofit Read at Home, which encourages parents to read regularly with their children. Her books have been recognized with a variety of national and international honors, but always Nancy states, "The best reward is when a child glances at me while reading one of my books and proudly says, 'I am in this book.'"

Ellen Shiwas raised in the suburbs of New Jersey. From a young age, she was often found with her nose in-between the pages of a book and spent many weekends at the library. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design majoring in Illustration, Ellen loves color, simple shapes, and texture. She is also an avid fan of nature, film, and books. Ellen is also the illustrator of the Persnickety Press Little Frog and the Four Seasons series, written by NY Times beselling children's author, Jane Yolen.
'Most recently, Nancy Bo Flood's powerful picture book, Walking Grandma Home: A story of grief, hope and healing, has found its place on my shelf. Nancy is that most unusual writer, a child psychologist and counselor who can both embrace her training and move through it to embrace the heart of a story. I say 'move through it' because I have seen over the years how difficult it can be for mental health professionals to set aside all they have been taught to feel a story at its core. Walking Grandma Home is felt. Deeply. Simply. Honestly. And it is written as it is felt. Deeply. Simply. Honestly. A page of suggestions for the adults accompanying a child's experience of death carries those qualities, too.'--Marion Dane Bauer, Newbery Honor Award author