Groundwood Books

The Old Woman

Written by Joanne Schwartz • Illustrated by Nahid Kazemi

For students in grades K - 3 | Published September 29, 2020 | ISBN 9781773062129
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

Cover of The Old Woman

Regular price $16.95 CAD

36 pages
Digital Format

Also Available in Print

About this book

The Old Woman

Joanne Schwartz • Nahid Kazemi

An old woman shares her home with a scruffy old dog, her best friend and constant companion. One fall day, they go for a walk and the woman throws sticks for the dog. She loves hearing the autumn leaves under her feet and the wind in the trees. She looks up at a crow in the sky and imagines what it might feel like to fly. As the wind comes up and the light begins to fade, she remembers playing outside as a child, never wanting to go in. Suddenly she notices a stunning harvest moon against the darkening sky. The next morning, as she sits outside to watch the sun rise, she looks forward to spending a new day with her friend.

Gentle illustrations accompany this portrayal of an elderly person who lives peaceably with her dog, appreciating what each moment brings.

About the Author

Joanne Schwartz

Joanne Schwartz is an author and children’s librarian at the Toronto Public Library who has a special interest in picture books. She lives with her two daughters in Toronto, Ontario.

Nahid Kazemi

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