Hope is sad and angry that her Grandpa Jack has passed away. As she and Aunt Poogee sit on the porch sharing memories of the special times they shared with Grandpa Jack, Hope learns one of life’s most important lessons. She realizes that as long as she has her memories, Grandpa Jack will live on inside of her, and she will never have to say good-bye. This heart-warming story emphasizes the importance of family, love and memories.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®|
“An uplifting book that ends with a delicious blackberry stew recipe to tie things together.” —Booklist
“Porter’s rich, textured paintings, with their distinctive use of line, are warm and lively.” —Kirkus Reviews
School Library Journal
“The textured paintings nicely depict the child’s emotions. Useful bibliotherapy for children dealing with the loss of a loved one.” —School Library Journal
Illustrator: Janice Lee Porter
Janice Lee Porter was born and raised in Chicago. She has a BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from California State University, Chico. She is the illustrator of over two dozen children's books and is an art faculty member at Shasta College in Redding, California, where she teaches painting and drawing. She lives in Chico, California.