Maud and Grand-Maud (Hardcover)
This sweet story captures the singular experience of a visit with Grandma, especially when you share a name - a perfect gift for Mother's Day!
Here is a celebration of the unique bond between grandparents and grandchildren. Maud loves the weekends when she stays at her grandma's house. There's always breakfast for supper, matching nightgowns, black-and-white movies, and--best of all--someone to listen to her dreams for her life as a grown-up. But what makes the visits extra special is what Grand-Maud has hidden in an old chest under Maud's bed. She may find a paint set, a toy, homemade cookies, or hand-knit mittens or sweaters. Best of all is when Maud finds something that belonged to Grand-Maud when she was a little girl. In this story of family togetherness, Maud wants to be just like Grand-Maud when she grows up.
About the Author
SARA O'LEARY is a writer of fiction for both adults and children. She is the author of the award-winning Henry books: When You Were Small, Where You Came From, and When I Was Small, all illustrated by Julie Morstad. A graduate of the University of British Columbia Creative Writing Program, she has taught screenwriting and writing for children at Concordia University, Montreal. Sara was named for a grandmother who was called Sadie all her life. She is happy to have a child to name after her. Find her on Twitter at @saraoleary.
KENARD PAK is an animator and illustrator who has worked as a visual development artist for DreamWorks, PDI/DreamWorks, Walt Disney Feature Animation, and Laika. He has illustrated several picture books, including the acclaimed I Wonder, Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?, The Dinner That Cooked Itself, and Flowers Are Calling. Ken lives in foggy San Francisco with his wife and three cats.
"Pak's illustrations . . . reflect the warmth and safety of Grand-Maud’s home and the tender intergenerational bond that is the very heart of this story.” —The Horn Book, starred review
“A quiet, understated gem among intergenerational picture books.” —Booklist, starred review
"O’Leary’s measured narration reflects a relationship and a rapport that is not only unconditionally loving, but also beautifully, profoundly respectful on both sides.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“This cozy book is as comforting as a warm quilt and a cup of hot chocolate on a cold night.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A lovely story of cross-generational ties.” —School Library Journal
“This is a sweet and snuggly read about the power of generational relationships." —BookRiot