This sweet story captures the singular experience of a visit with Grandma, especially when you share a name.
SARA O'LEARY is a writer of fiction for both adults and children. She is the author of the award-winning Henry books- When You Were Small, Where You Came From, and When I Was Small, all illustrated by Julie Morstad. A graduate of the University of British Columbia Creative Writing Program, she has taught screenwriting and writing for children at Concordia University, Montreal. Sara was named for a grandmother who was called Sadie all her life. She is happy to have a child to name after her. Find her on Twitter at @saraoleary. KENARD PAK is an animator and illustrator who has worked as a visual development artist for DreamWorks, PDI/DreamWorks, Walt Disney Feature Animation, and Laika. He has illustrated several picture books, including the acclaimed I Wonder, Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?, The Dinner That Cooked Itself, and Flowers Are Calling. Ken lives in foggy San Francisco with his wife and three cats.
"Pak's illustrations . . . reflect the warmth and safety of
Grand-Maud's home and the tender intergenerational bond that is
the very heart of this story." -The Horn Book, starred
"A quiet, understated gem among intergenerational picture books." -Booklist, starred review
"O'Leary's measured narration reflects a relationship and a rapport that is not only unconditionally loving, but also beautifully, profoundly respectful on both sides." -Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This cozy book is as comforting as a warm quilt and a cup of hot chocolate on a cold night." -Kirkus Reviews
"A lovely story of cross-generational ties." -School Library Journal
"This is a sweet and snuggly read about the power of generational relationships." -BookRiot