Remembering Grandma / Recordando a Abuela (English and Spanish Edition)

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A poignant bilingual picture book about the death of a grandparent Like most Saturdays, Mr. Garcia's rooster wakes Lorena much earlier than she wants to wake up. Lorena pulls the covers over her head to block out the day, but she knows she has to get up. Today is no ordinary Saturday. She and her mother will be going to Grandpa's house. Since Grandma's recent death, everything has changed for Lorena. Her mother often cries, and Grandpa sits motionless in his chair staring out the window. Though Mama says Grandma must be in heaven, Lorena misses Grandma, too. She can't see or touch heaven. Where is Grandma? At Grandpa's house, Lorena tries to help him stop grieving, but not even Grandma's miracle words, "sana, sana, colita de rana..." work. How can Lorena help Grandpa? Lorena notices a beautiful carved chest in the corner of the room. When Lorena opens it, she sees a tangle of colors, fabrics, and keepsakes from when Grandma was alive. Will the treasured memories inside be able to bring her Grandpa back, to bring back the life in his eyes? The charming illustrations bring Lorena's memories of her grandmother to life in this bilingual picture book for readers aged 3-7 that will help children discover that sometimes, heaven isn't as far away as it seems.

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The charming illustrations bring Lorena’s memories of her grandmother to life in this bilingual picture book for readers aged 3-7 that will help children discover that sometimes, heaven isn’t as far away as it seems.

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TERESA ARMAS lives in Hacienda Heights, California with her two children, Adam and Sarah. Teresa works in the field of education. One of her great joys is working with children. She enjoys the outdoors. She loves to swim, hike, and go bicycling. Her favorite place is the beach and spends as much time near the ocean as she possibly can. She loves exploring new places with her children, who share her inquisitive nature. She relaxes by writing stories and poetry. This is her first children’s book.

PAULINE RODRIGUEZ HOWARD has a BFA in Art from the University of Houston and attended the Glassell School of Art. She is a member of the Central Texas Pastel Society and has work in several art galleries and collections. This is her fifth book for Piñata Books. Her hobbies are hand-painting furniture, stage design, and gardening. She lives in San Antonio with her husband and two daughters.

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