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ISBN:9781551433332

Grandpa's Clock

by Rachna Gilmore, illustrated by Amy Meissner

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list price: $21.95
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published: Mar 2006
ISBN:9781551433332
Description

"Slow and steady," that's how you make a grandfather clock.

Grandpa should know. He and Cayley have made nineteen clocks together. Now they are making Cayley's very own, a Lord Nelson. Then, one night, Cayley awakes to the sound of a siren. Grandpa is gone. Cayley is scared by what she sees when she is allowed to visit him in the hospital. But scared or not, she knows what Grandpa needs, and she tells him, "Slow and steady" as he heals. The Lord Nelson clock waits, patiently, to be finished.

About the Authors

Rachna Gilmore is the author of the 1999 Governor General’s Award–winning A Screaming Kind of Day, the acclaimed Gita picture books, and various novels for children. The Sower of Tales was the winner of the 2006 IODE Violet Downey Book Award, as well as a nominee for both the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award and the Red Maple Award. Born in India, Gilmore moved to London, England, at the age of 14, and now lives in Ottawa. She also writes adult fiction under the pseudonym Rachna Mara. Visit her online at www.rachnagilmore.ca.

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Amy Meissner currently lives and works in Anchorage, Alaska. Her two, bad orange cats keep her company in the studio all day long where she paints, draws, writes, cuts fabric and moves cats off the things they aren't supposed to sleep on. Creating art for children's books is Amy's favorite job, but she also illustrates for posters and articles. She recently completed an MFA in Creative Writing and has undergraduate degrees in both Art and Textiles.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
0 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Reading age:
3 to 5
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice
Editorial Reviews

"Warm, detailed art and text."

— The United Church Observer

"gives hope and illuminates the value of intergenerational relationships…[a] well-crafted story [that] would strengthen any collection."

— School Library Journal

4**** out of 4
"Warm and endearing. Highly recommended."

— CM Magazine

"The ticking of a clock, the ticking of a heart. Rachna Gilmore's new story is a richly textured tale of family relationships."

— Quill & Quire

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