The story is set in Scotland where Gavin spends most
of his free time with his Grandad. That is until
his grandfather is hospitalized with a stroke. Day after
day at the hospital, Gavin tries to get through to his now
helpless and speechless Grandad and even after everyone else
has given up Gavin keeps trying.
Our children (then 8 and 10) enjoyed listening to this story, which I read to them at our morning 'reading parties' before school last year, and the storyline triggered a number of interesting conversations about issues that concerned them. As adults, I think we tend to underestimate how aware, often concerned, many children can ...
'Magic hovers just beneath the surface of Dickinson's lyrical tale.....The road to the hopeful but honest conclusion is thoughtful but never maudlin, and the insights the author offers will linger long after journey's end. Ages 9-12.' - Publishers Weekly.
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
- PW Starred Review
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