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Children's Fiction Multigenerational

Wake Up, Jacob!

illustrated by Neil Sawatzky

Your Nickel's Worth Publishing
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
Multigenerational, Values & Virtues, Daily Activities
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 2 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3


Jacob has lots of things to do every day. And so does his grandpa! Grandparents and grandchildren have a lot in common ... a heartfelt story of the connections between young and old.

About the author

Neil Sawatzky lives in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he enjoys an active retirement following the pursuits of his ten grandchildren. As a grandfather, he has gained an even greater appreciation for the importance of maintaining family ties and promoting healthy lifestyles—particularly during challenging times! Reflecting on these thoughts and reading to his grandchildren inspired the concept of a children’s book that illustrated the parallel daily activities of a young boy and his grandfather. This is Neil’s second children’s picture book produced in collaboration with Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing. The Lake in the Middle of Town was a finalist in the Children’s Literature category of the Saskatchewan Book Awards in 2005.

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