With its beautiful imagery and vibrant illustrations Grandmother, Have the Angels Come? celebrates the relationship between old and young, while touching on the subject of aging in a subtle, lyrical manner.
Ages 3-7, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-13: 978-0316106634 (Hardcover)
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Meet Illustrator Erin Eitter Kono
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The affection that pours from the pages is strong and believable.- Publishers Weekly
Vega…manages to convey an acceptance of a stage in life that many Americans are loathe to embrace…Lyrical and warm…- School Library Journal
The topic of aging can be difficult to explain to a young child but is discussed here with sensitivity and great tenderness. The illustrations create a visual experience with the use of bold vibrant colors swirling across the pages. …This is a joyful book that reaffirms the beauty in living a long life and the love between generations.- Judge for CAL Awards
Combining the wisdom of age with the curiosity of youth, this book is a delight. Beautifully illustrated with scenes celebrating nature — the sun, butterflies, clouds, wind, orchards of fruit — the pages vibrantly excite the imagination, pulling the reader into cosmic mysteries unspoken.”- Newsvine
Kudos and Awards
- 2010 Américas Award Commended Title
- 2009 Living In Color Literary Award for best Children’s picture book
- 2010 COLORADO BOOK AWARD for Children’s Literature
- 2010 COLORADO TOP HAND AWARD for Children’s Book-length Fiction
- Grandmother, Have the Angels Come? was included in the Reading Is Fundamental 2009 Multicultural Library Booklist, which provided more than 400 multicultural children’s book collections to elementary school classrooms in low‐income communities throughout the United States.
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and Home Activities!
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Fun and Educational Resources
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Color beautiful images from the book! Thank you to illustrator, Erin Eitter Kono for designing these pages.