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Granny’s Place PB

(8 customer reviews)
01/Aug/2016
32
Paperback
230mm x 260mm
9781925275636
$14.99

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A touching tale that captures both the past and present in a story of family ties and childhood adventures

Granny’s Place is a touching, whimsical tale of family ties and the special place a grandparent has in the heart of a child.

Granny and Pa’s farm was the best place in the world, brimming with treasures of the past and endless adventures to be had … but time brings change.

Regardless of uncertainty, there is an enduring love for Granny, and special childhood memories to be cherished forever.

Delightful illustrations bring the past to life and capture the fun of cousins gathering in a country kitchen and planning adventures amongst the beauty of rural Australia in the 1960’s.

Granny’s Place enriches both the understanding of the time and Australia’s past identity, through a wonderful story that celebrates the special bond between grandparent and child.

The targeted early childhood audience will share in the delight of adventure while gently being encouraged to accept that change comes with the rhythms of life.

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Allison Marlow Paterson

Allison Marlow Paterson

Allison Marlow Paterson is the author of the 2016 ABIA and CBCA longlisted title Anzac Sons: Five Brothers on the Western Front, the children’s version of the adult non-fiction title Anzac Sons: the Story of Five Brothers in the War to End All Wars. Both are based on a collection of over 500 letters sent […]

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8 reviews for Granny’s Place PB

  1. Author, Allison Paterson, has captured the era of the grandparents well, with descriptive words of what the main character could see, feel and hear that made you feel like you are right there at Granny’s place too. The author’s words read with a calm fluency, impressing upon the reader that Granny’s place was filled with love, as well as the exciting adventures that come with farm life.

  2. Granny’s Place is a beautiful story showing three generations of family and the love that binds them. It is also a story about loss, dealt with in a caring and sensitive manner, reminding us of the preciousness of family and memories that live on.

  3. Author, Allison Paterson, has captured the era of the grandparents well, with descriptive words of what the main character could see, feel and hear that made you feel like you are right there at Granny’s place too. Illustrator, Shane McGrath, has nailed all the details of the grandparents’ era in his illustrations … Granny’s Place is a beautiful story showing three generations of family and the love that binds them. It is also a story about loss, dealt with in a caring and sensitive manner, reminding us of the preciousness of family and memories that live on.

  4. Through the voice of a little girl the reader experiences what can be missed and gained when big

  5. (Age: 4-6) Highly recommended. Themes: Family Life; Australia – Social Life and Customs – Twentieth Century. Granny’s Place is a nostalgic story that celebrates the loving relationship between a young girl and her grandparents. Memorable visits to the family farm are beautifully described; the simple joys of bouncing on the springy beds, sharing freshly baked bickies and cakes around the wooden kitchen table and stamping through carpets of pine needles. Packing up the farm and moving to the city after Pa’s passing, brings new challenges. When Granny’s welcomes the family to her purpose-built red brick bungalow, the mood changes, no pine needles, ducks, hens or geese, no shrieking metal gates. Granny’s love is constant, she still bakes for her family and welcomes her grandchildren. Shane McGrath’s engaging illustrations encapsulate rural and city life in the 1960’s. The evocative narrative is enlivened by the earthy palette of greens, reds and browns, energetic characters, detailed vignettes and large sweeps of white space that focus the eye. Take time to explore in the old mudbrick farmhouse, there’s Pa’s World War 1 memorabilia, the old pump organ ready to be played and treasures hidden in old suitcases. Alison Paterson’s sensory descriptions bring these warm memories to life. This is a delightful picture book to share with grandparents and great grandparents. A great resource for the Early Years History and Social Sciences, comparing how family life and places change over time.

  6. This an outstanding children’s book about a young girl and her cousins, remembering, exploring. It is about all the marvellous things one finds when they visited their Grandparents house. A magical tale filled with exquisite illustrations and abundant memories to treasure

  7. Illustrator, Shane McGrath, has nailed all the details of the grandparents’ era in his illustrations, from the style of the house on the farm and the interior design with all the knick-knacks, to the colour schemes used at the time. He then changes the colour scheme and architectural elements in the new house in keeping with the era when Granny moves from the farm to town, showing the stark contrast in ways of life. Granny’s Place is a beautiful story showing three generations of family and the love that binds them. It is also a story about loss, dealt with in a caring and sensitive manner, reminding us of the preciousness of family and memories that live on.

  8. Author, Allison Paterson, has captured the era of the grandparents well, with descriptive words of what the main character could see, feel and hear that made you feel like you are right there at Granny’s place too. Illustrator, Shane McGrath, has nailed all the details of the grandparents’ era in his illustrations … Granny’s Place is a beautiful story showing three generations of family and the love that binds them. It is also a story about loss, dealt with in a caring and sensitive manner, reminding us of the preciousness of family and memories that live on.

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