When Granny comes to live with Molly and Will, she brings her canary, Vivi. Vivi's cage stands on a sunny windowsill, and the cheerful little bird soon becomes a cherished member of the family.
Then Vivi gets sick and dies. Granny helps the children come to terms with their loss by showing them that their memories of Vivi can keep the bird singing in their hearts. Later, when Granny herself dies, her wise words -- and the special gift she leaves them -- help Molly and Will deal with their grief and find solace in their loving memories of Granny.
Antonie Schneider has written a hopeful, helpful story about loss and recovery.
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Antonie Schneider was born in Mindelheim, in southern Germany, where she still lives. A former elementary school teacher, she has written numerous other books for North-South, including The Dearest Little Mouse in the World and Good-Bye, Vivi!
Maja Dusikova was born in Piestany, Czechoslovakia, and now lives in Florence, Italy. She has illustrated many books for both children and adults, including The Advent Storybook and Silent Night, Holy Night.
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German
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Book Description North-South Books, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Dusikova, Maja (illustrator) (illustrator). 1st Edition. condition is new, 1st printing, a sensitively presented book about death for young readers, Grandma's pet canary dies and when the children understand that event, it prepares them for the death of their Grandmother, you can't read this beautifully illustrated story and keep your eyes dry, Book. Bookseller Inventory # 8489
Book Description North-South Books, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1558589856
Book Description North-South Books, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1558589856