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Grandmother’s Visit

by Betty Quan, illustrated by Carmen Mok

tagged: death & dying, multigenerational, emotions & feelings
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publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Description

Grandmother lives with Grace’s family. She teaches her how to measure water for rice. She tells her stories about growing up in China and together they savor the flavors of her childhood. Grandmother says goodbye when she drops Grace off at school every morning and hello when she picks her up at the end of the day.

Then, Grandmother stops walking Grace to and from school, and the door to her room stays closed. Father comes home early to make dinner, but the rice bowls stay full. One day, Grandmother’s room is empty. And one day, Grandmother is buried. After the funeral, Grace’s mom turns on all the outside lights so that Grandmother’s spirit can find its way home for one final goodbye.

Carmen Mok’s gentle illustrations show the love between a child and her grandmother in this story that will resonate with anyone who has lost a loved one. Betty Quan’s picture-book debut is haunting yet hopeful.

About the Authors

Betty Quan

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Carmen Mok has formal training in art and design at University of Waterloo and Sheridan College. Her works have been published in magazines across Canada and the U.S., as well as in greeting cards, stationeries, and home accessories. To view her full design collections, please visit her portfolio at carmenmokstudio.com.
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