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Grandma's Gloves
by Cecil Castellucci and Julia Denos


Overview - A child who loses a beloved grandparent finds comfort in carrying on the activities they shared in this sweet, genuine look at a universal rite of passage.

Grandma is always on her knees in the dirt, with her gardening gloves on, talking to her roses and laughing with the birds-of-paradise.  Read more...


 
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More About Grandma's Gloves by Cecil Castellucci; Julia Denos
 
 
 
Overview
A child who loses a beloved grandparent finds comfort in carrying on the activities they shared in this sweet, genuine look at a universal rite of passage.

Grandma is always on her knees in the dirt, with her gardening gloves on, talking to her roses and laughing with the birds-of-paradise. Her home brims with plants and blossoms, and on hot days, she waters her granddaughter, her "most special flower of all," with the garden hose. But a day comes when Grandma is no longer there to care for the little girl, who feels sad and small and alone until she remembers all that her grandmother taught her -- and all that she now has to teach. Full of light and life and the solace of green growing things, this moving and beautifully illustrated picture book explores a timeless bond with warmth and joy.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763631680
  • ISBN-10: 076363168X
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: August 2010
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8
  • Dimensions: 10.48 x 8.82 x 0.36 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.78 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Death & Dying
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Multigenerational

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2010-08-02
  • Reviewer: Staff

The narrator’s beloved grandmother is a gardener extraordinaire, a woman who is always “on her knees in the dirt, with her gloves on, talking to her roses, scolding the succulents, and laughing with the birds-of-paradise.” When Grandma falls ill and dies suddenly, the girl is bereft--until she realizes that she can carry on Grandma’s legacy by growing a garden of her own. Castellucci’s evocative, love-infused prose (“I run to her, and she folds me in her fleshy arms for a big kiss. She smells like earth and coffee and hair spray and perfume”) turns heartbreaking in Grandma’s absence (“Everyone dies one day. I know that. The old tree down in the park died.... And now Grandma’s died”), but novelist Castellucci (The Queen of Cool), in her picture book debut, also makes it clear that the narrator finds strength and consolation in her memories. Denos’s (My Little Girl) lush watercolors are a natural for the garden setting, but she also shows a real gift for portraying both characters and a setting marked by loss. Ages 5–8. (Aug.)

 
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