Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 8
- Grade: k to 3
- Reading age: 6 to 8
They have a dog named Jake, a cat named Paws, a turtle, and a treehouse. Most of all, the girls next door have each other. But there is one thing that they don’t have... and it might be the most special thing of all.
A heartwarming story about the bond between grandmothers and grandchildren.
About the authors
Gianna is an award-winning author of 8 books of poetry, a children’s book and a collection of short fiction. Her work is extensively anthologized, adapted for Canada Stage and CBC radio drama. Her books appear on the course list of universities in Canada, USA and Italy and is featured in numerous documentaries. Italian Women and Other Tragedies is in its 4th printing and has been translated into Italian. Her other works include All My Fallen Angelas(Ianna Publications, 2016), To the Men Who Write Goodbye Letters (Ianna, 2020) and This Way Home (Guernica, 2021). Forthcoming are her children's story (Second Story Press, 2022) and her novel The Sicilian's Bride.
ELLIE ARSCOTT has been sharing her love of color and paint with a wide range of clients for twenty years. She has painted scenic art for Toronto’s Young People’s Theatre and the National Ballet of Canada, and she has worked with the Toronto District School Board creating mural projects with school children. Ellie is currently painting a series of portraits for her own initiative, Girls Stand Tall, which encourages young girls to believe in themselves and their dreams. This is her first picture book.