Brenda Lena Fazio Grandfather's Story

ISBN 13: 9781570610288

Grandfather's Story

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A dream reminds a grandfather how much he has yet to share with his grandson

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Delicate watercolors and handsome design distinguish this spare picture book by a first-time author and illustrator. Inspired by a Japanese poem, the story tells of an old fisherman who worries he has outlived his usefulness, until characters in a dream persuade him that he still has much to teach his grandson. If this serene tale overreaches in trying to be wise, the artwork compensates for the flaw. Fazio dips her brush in the colors of the sea, and the restful blues and greens of the waves swirl and flow across the pages, carrying the reader along with them. Generally, her seascapes and landscapes are more successful than her pictures of birds or people, who have the quaint look of squat, overstuffed dolls. The volume as a whole is particularly attractive, with an elegant typeface carefully balanced on blank ground against a large illustration, the spreads linked by a small, recurring fish motif. Ages 3-up.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-Grade 2. Spare, poetic text and paintings that combine realistic figures with stylistic backgrounds present a Japanese grandfather who teaches his grandson to respect nature just as the old man has done throughout his long life. "Now...I am of no use to anyone," the man laments to his grandson. At sleep one night, the elderly man dreams of his days at sea and the cormorant and sea turtle that had been his friends during his hard-working years. Upon waking, he realizes that there is still much for him to teach the youngster. A book that's delightful in design, format, and text, with expressive illustrations that complement and expand the story.?Virginia Opocensky, formerly at Lincoln City Libraries, NE
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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