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“This tender tale in verse is a touching portrayal of the complex reality of having family members who live far away. . . the gorgeously lit illustrations and lyrical, rhyming text make for a gentle, fulfilling read . . . A sweet, contemplative ode to long-distance familial relationships.”
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Grandpa is Here!

Written by Tanya Rosie
Illustrated by Chuck Groenink
Published by Candlewick Press

When a child’s beloved grandfather comes from Iran for a visit, she can’t wait to show him all her favorite things in this story full of warmth and tender detail.

We speak different languages, Grandpa and I,
but how we laugh and laugh and laugh.

Grandpa is finally here to visit! He’s brought a suitcase smelling of Persian spices, walnuts picked from his trees at home, and sparkly saffron to make yellow rice. And Grandpa and granddaughter have so much they want to see and do together. She shows him all her favorite things: the mountaintops, the tunnel she discovered, and the horse in the field. If only Grandpa could stay longer, then he could see the spring—but when time together is limited, it feels all the sweeter and more special. In a touching follow-up to Mum, Me, and the Mulberry Tree, Tanya Rosie and Chuck Groenink deliver a tenderly told and beautifully illustrated picture book about the magical bonds between families, even those spread out across the world.

Primary ISBN: 9781536231267
Publication Date: August 2023
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: 1st Generation

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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