A collection of stories celebrating that most magical and loving bond – the relationship between a grandparent and grandchild
The Ammuchi Puchi by Sharanya Manivannan and Nerina Canzi
Aditya and Anjali love listening to their grandmother’s stories, but the night their grandmother passes away, all her stories seem to lose their meaning. Then something happens that is more mysterious and magical than any story. Could their grandmother still be with them after all? A poignant and moving story about bereavement and healing, stunningly illustrated and told in gorgeous poetic prose.
Old Man of the Sea by Stella Elia and Weberson Santiago
For one little Ugandan boy, no wish is too big. First he dreams of reaching the stars and then of riding a supernova straight to Mars. But on a rainy day at his grandfather’s house, he is brought down to earth with a bump. Do adventures only happen in galaxies far away or can he find magic a little closer to home?
Every Sunday, Grandpa waited for me in his room, and I took my place at the foot of the bed. There were days when Grandpa wanted to talk, and days when he would sit in silence. Then one day, Grandpa began telling me stories about his life at sea. Tales of love and adventure and danger on the ocean waves. And that's when I learned who my grandpa really was...