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    9781771470438 Electronic book text, EPUB 9781926973500 Electronic book text, PDF, $9.99 CAD
  • Reading Levels

    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: K Lexile measure: AD660L Reading Recovery Level: 18
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    Distributor: UTP Distribution Supplies to:CA Availability: In stock Carton Quantity:50 $15.95 CAD
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Really and Truly
By (author): Émilie Rivard Illustrated by: Anne-Claire Delisle
9781926973401 Hardcover, Printed dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 4, Grade (CAN) from P - 3, Grade (US) from P - 3 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Depression & Mental Illness Aug 15, 2012
$15.95 CAD
Active 8.5 x 8.5 in 24 pages Colour illustrations Owlkids Books Inc.
 
Ontario Library Association, Blue Spruce Award 2013, Short-listed Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens 2013, Commended
With tenderness, sensitivity, and humor, Really and Truly explores the effect that dementia has on a young boy named Charlie and his family.
Charlie is very close to his grandfather, who loves to tell fanciful stories about pirates, witches, and gnomes that amuse Charlie to no end. But lately, Charlie’s grandpa doesn’t have any new stories to tell — in fact, some days Grandpa doesn't even recognize Charlie. A disease has stolen grandpa’s memories, his appetite, and even his smile.
Charlie wants so much to make his grandpa smile again that he comes up with a plan to tell him stories — the same ones that Grandpa used to tell Charlie to make him laugh! Without shying away from the inevitable heartache that comes from watching loved ones suffer, Really and Truly is a spirited book for young readers struggling to remain optimistic during troubling times.

ÉMILIE RIVARD studied creative writing at Université Laval in Quebec City and focused her writing on exploring imagination and creativity. She writes regularly for Les Explorateurs and has written several beloved children’s books in French.

ANNE-CLAIRE DELISLE has taught illustration at Cégep de Sainte-Foy in Quebec for more than twenty years. She is the illustrator of the popular French children’s series Pomme et Pépin.

"Really and Truly is one of those books that parents hope they will never need, but it's a must-have for any family dealing with a loved one suffering from dementia...will leave adult readers teary, but will be especially poignant, relevant, and helpful for parents struggling to put dementia into terms that younger children can understand." - Blake Eligh, Quill & Quire

"Beautiful, expressive cartoonish illustrations extend the text and capture the past, the present, and the imagination with warmth and humor. A valuable addition to library collections, hospitals, and assisted-living facilities." - Laura Scott, School Library Journal

"... a meaningful book for very young children…a testament to the power of stories, love and the bond between child and grandparent."
- Lisa Dalrymple, Canadian Children's Book News

"This book is sad, yet uplifting; it is realistic and hopeful; it is like real life. This will be a useful addition to school and public libraries or family libraries where they may be experiencing these situations." - Resource Links

"Heart-warming, heart-breaking and so, so relevant to children who are dealing with the difficulty of losing a beloved relative to this terrible disease." - YA & Kids Books Central

"...a timely, touching and oh-so-necessary book about the signs, symptoms and emotional effects of Alzheimer’s disease." - Picture Book Depot

"Rivard's straightforward text and artist Anne-Claire Delisle's sensitive illustrations make this picture book a good way to begin the difficult conversation with a child about this difficult subject." - Books for Kids Blog

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