Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 9
- Grade: 1 to 4
This warm, nostalgic tale and the author’s brilliantly colored paintings evoke a real sense of time and place and family fun that children and parents alike will find irresistible.
May and her parents and her older brother Richie are off to Florida – May’s first vacation far from home. After a long hot drive, full of fights with Richie, they reach their destination. Ahead lie sunny days filled with new adventures and unexpected pleasures that will bring May and Richie closer together. And when they get home, her Florida vacation is a happy memory for May all winter long.
About the author
Dayal Kaur Khalsa both wrote and illustrated picture books that celebrate the joys in life: the love between grandparents and grandchildren, the togetherness of a family holiday, the ingenuity of a girl who wants a dog, the thrill of discovering a new and delicious food. Her books have won numerous awards, including being chosen twice for the New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year, and twice as a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. Dayal Kaur Khalsa died in 1989.
“Pictures to pore over, and a story for generations.”
“Aesop never said it better.”
“Khalsa’s paintings are splendid – primitive folk art meets Coney Island.”