An illustrated story about a little girl who shares a love of the stars with her grandfather and who uses that love to help reconcile herself to his death.
Julie Lawson is an award-winning author of more than 20 books. She writes from her home in Victoria, British Columbia.
"The quiet and philosophical tone of the book make it suited for children aged seven and up ... For a child who is grieving or needs to be prepared for the death of a beloved grandparent, this book may help."
"Julie Lawson has given us another perfect pearl in this deceptively simple story of a young girl and her grandfather. This story actually strings a number of pearls together to create a book both children and adults will treasure. Karen, the story's narrator, receives many gifts from her grandfather ... In the beauty of Lawson's prose, we receive the gifts as well."
"My Grandfather Loved the Stars will be a welcome addition to both school and public libraries. It is a relatively sophisticated picture book best suited for school-age children and for nostalgic adults remembering the power of family storytelling and its place in the cycle of our lives."