Janetta enjoys her visit to her grandfather, including such highlights as listening to the night insects make music and admiring his cat's new kittens
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Helen V. Griffith lives in Wilmington, Delaware.
In Her Own Words...
"What I like about writing books is that I can sit and think about things that most adults never think about, and it's okay because I'm a children's book writer."
"I can imagine what my dog is dreaming about or what she and my cat discuss when I'm not around. I can design a time machine or make up a tall tale, and nobody says, "Grow up, Helen"--because I'm a children's book writer.
"I was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, and I work in the family business. We're distributors of roofing and siding materials, and I've never yet gotten a story inspiration from that. Most of my ideas seem to come from dogs I have known.
"My grandfather was part of our family and used to read to me a lot-the Sunday funny papers, turn-of-the-century primers, and The Arabian Nights. When I could read for myself, I read fairy tales, dog and horse stories, and comic books by the dozen.
"I started writing poems and the beginnings of novels by the age of seven or eight, but I was forty before I thought about writing for publication.
"For fun, I like reading (especially Anthony Trollope) and birdwatching, and I've just started learning to play old-time fiddle!"From Publishers Weekly:
Griffith follows up Georgia Music and Grandaddy's Place with this equally affecting account of Janetta's first visit to her grandfather's farm in a whole year. The youngster is worried that things won't be the same, or that Grandaddy won't recognize her when she steps off the train. Nothing has changed one iota, of course, including Grandaddy's easy manner and winning sense of humor. Six short chapters present thoroughly endearing vignettes of Janetta's visit, which Stevenson expertly illustrates with his trademark wispy watercolor and black-pen art. The dialogue between the girl and her grandfather is at once realistic and disarming, as Janetta listens to his tall tale about riding his mule across the entire U.S. in a single day, dances under the stars to the music of his mouth organ and learns that she can bring one of his cat's newborn kittens home with her. Kudos to Griffith and Stevenson for another poignant collaboration. Ages 5-up.
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Book Description Greenwillow, New York, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Stevenson, James (illustrator). Companion book to Georgia Music an Grandaddy's Place. Bookseller Inventory # 4447
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Book Description Greenwillow Books, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0688112269