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Groundwood Books

Grandpa's Girls

Written by Nicola Campbell • Illustrated by Kim Lafave

Salishan languages | For students in grades P - 2 | Published September 24, 2011 | ISBN 9781554980840

Cover of Grandpa's Girls

Regular price $18.95 CAD

32 pages | 9.3 in × 7.2 in
Print Format

About this book

Grandpa's Girls

Nicola Campbell • Kim Lafave

A finalist for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize

A young girl delights in a visit to her grandpa’s farm. She and her cousins run through the fields, explore the root cellar where the salmon and jars of fruit are stored, swing on a rope out the barn loft window, visit the Appaloosa in the corral and tease the neighbor’s pig. The visit is also an opportunity for this child to ask Grandpa what her grandmother,Yayah, was like, and explore the “secret room,”with its old wooden trunk of ribbons, medals and photos of Grandpa in uniform.

There is a wonderful blend of fun and family history in this visit to a grandparent, but also the realization that there can be some things about the people we know and love that will always remain a mystery.

About the Creators

Nicola Campbell

Nicola I. Campbell is is an award-winning author of children's books who lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Kim Lafave

Kim LaFave has illustrated many award-winning books for children. He lives in Roberts Creek, British Columbia. Visit Kim LaFave's website:

Awards and Praise
The kids’ robust curiosity and enterprising snooping make it deliciously cheerful.
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