This sweet story captures the singular experience of a child's visit with grandma. A diverse story for fans of How to Babysit a Grandma/Grandpa and Grandma's Purse or readers who love This Is Sadie.
Maud loves the weekends that she stays over at her grandma's house. There's always breakfast-for-supper, matching nightgowns, black-and-white movies and best of all -- having someone to listen to her dreams for when she grows up. But what makes the visit extra-special is what Grand-Maud has hidden in an old chest under her bed. Sometimes there are paint sets, toys, homemade cookies, handknit mittens or sweaters. But Maud finds a wonderful surprise when she finds a belonging from Grand-Maud's childhood. When she grows up, Maud wants to be just like Grand-Maud.
Maud and Grand-Maud is a sweet celebration of the unique bond between grandparents and grandchildren.
SARA O'LEARY is a writer of fiction for both adults and children. She is the author of the beloved This Is Sadie, illustrated by Julie Morstad, and the award-winning series of Henry books: When You Were Small, Where You Came From and When I Was Small, also illustrated by Julie Morstad. A graduate of the University of British Columbia Creative Writing Program, she has taught Screenwriting and Writing for Children at Concordia University in Montreal. Sara was named for a grandmother who was called Sadie all her life.
KENARD PAK is an animator and illustrator. He has worked as a visual development artist for Dreamworks, Walt Disney Feature Animation, PDI Dreamworks and Laika.He has illustrated several picture books, including The Fog, The Hundred-Year Barn, I Wonder, Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?, The Dinner That Cooked Itself and Flowers Are Calling. Ken lives in foggy San Francisco with his wife and three cats.
"Pak's illustrations . . . reflect the warmth and safety of Grand-Maud’s home and the tender intergenerational bond that is the very heart of this story.” —Starred Review, The Horn Book
“A quiet, understated gem among intergenerational picture books.” —Starred Review, Booklist
"O’Leary’s measured narration reflects a relationship and a rapport that is not only unconditionally loving, but also beautifully, profoundly respectful on both sides.” —Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
“This cozy book is as comforting as a warm quilt and a cup of hot chocolate on a cold night.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A lovely story of cross-generational ties.” —School Library Journal
“This is a sweet and snuggly read about the power of generational relationships." —BookRiot