The Granddaughter Necklace
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545081252 Hardcover
32 Pages | 10.3" x 10.37" | Ages 4 to 8
There are moments in each person's life that we take great care to remember: the pride of a young girl standing up for herself for the first time; the heartbreak of leaving one's country and family for a new beginning; the thrill of getting ready for the piano recital of a lifetime.
In Sharon Dennis Wyeth's family these moments were marked with the passing on of the Granddaughter Necklace: not a fancy piece of jewellery, but a precious one, worn smooth by the touch of mothers and grandmothers, each with her own story to tell.
Raves & reviews:
"The story's play with temporal space distinguishes the narrative, and Ibatoulline's acryl-gouache paintings present ornate depictions of domestic scenes and stunning landscapes . . . A lovely family tribute." —Kirkus
"Warmly lit, beautifully detailed." —Publishers Weekly
"Thoughtful . . . rich . . . Ibatoulline's lovely detailed illustrations have a warm glow . . . It will definitely inspire youngsters to think about their own family trees." —School Library Journal
"Inspiring . . . the book is clearly a personal journey, capturing individual moments that connect a family of women over the years, enlivened with images of grace, depth, and emotion." —Booklist