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Grandpa's Girls
By (author): Nicola Campbell Illustrated by: Kim Lafave
Nicola Campbell ,

Illustrated by :

Kim Lafave


Groundwood Books - Toronto



Product Form:

English, Salishan languages


Juvenile: Age (years) 4 - 7, Grade (US) P - 2
Sep 24, 2011
$18.95 CAD


9.13in x 7 x 0.4 in | 0.68 lb

Page Count:

32 pages
Groundwood Books Ltd
Groundwood Books
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Canada / Indigenous
CCBC Choices Best of the year 2012 BC Book Prize Shortlist 2012
  • Short Description
There is a wonderful blend of fun and family history in this story of a young girl's visit to a much-loved grandparent.

A finalist for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize

A young girl delights in a visit to her grandpa’s farm. She and her cousins run through the fields, explore the root cellar where the salmon and jars of fruit are stored, swing on a rope out the barn loft window, visit the Appaloosa in the corral and tease the neighbor’s pig. The visit is also an opportunity for this child to ask Grandpa what her grandmother,Yayah, was like, and explore the “secret room,”with its old wooden trunk of ribbons, medals and photos of Grandpa in uniform.

There is a wonderful blend of fun and family history in this visit to a grandparent, but also the realization that there can be some things about the people we know and love that will always remain a mystery.

NICOLA I. CAMPBELL is Interior Salish and Metis, and she grew up in British Columbia's Nicola Valley. She is the author of Shi-shi-etko (Aboriginal Children's Book of the Year) and Shin-chi's Canoe (TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, Governor General's Award Finalist for Illustration, USBBY Outstanding International Books), both illustrated by Kim LaFave. Nicola lives in Vancouver.

KIM LAFAVE has won the Governor General's Award, the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for his illustrations in Amos’s Sweater by Janet Lunn. He illustrated Shin-chi's Canoe by Nicola I. Campbell, which was a finalist for the Governor General's Award. He lives in Roberts Creek, B.C.

The voice may be adult, but the experience is recalled vividly enough to bring young readers along. - Kirkus

The kids’ robust curiosity and enterprising snooping make it deliciously cheerful. - Deirdre Baker, Toronto Star

The book is a vicarious pleasure... - Kristina Campbell, Quill & Quire

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