When Charlie's beloved grandfather develops dementia, Charlie finds a new way to communicate with him. This moving story gives children a way discuss this tragic disease when it affects one of their relatives. Illustrator(s): Deslisle, Anne-Claire. Num Pages: 24 pages, chiefly Illustrations (colour). BIC Classification: 4KHA; 4KHF; 5AF; YBCS; YXF. Category: (J) Children / Juvenile. Dimension: 179 x 215 x 2. Weight in Grams: 98. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781445119410
Synopsis: This simple picture book explores the relationship between Charlie and his grandfather who has developed Alzheimer's and dementia. Charlie used to love his grandfather's stories but now Grandpa has changed and he doesn't tell them anymore. But Charlie still remembers the stories and he has a great idea - he can tell them back to Grandpa. And, just occasionally, he can make Grandpa smile. This book doesn't give you lots of background information about Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia or offer any hope that Grandpa will get better but it gives a child whose grandparent suffers from dementia a way into discussing the changes that are taking place and how they might deal with these. It also offers a moving insight into the loving relationship between grandparent and grandchild, which transcends the difficulties of this tragic disease.
About the Author:
Émilie Rivard studied creative writing at Université Laval in Quebec City and focused her writing on exploring imagination and creativity. She writes regularly for Les Explorateurs and has written several beloved children’s books in French. She lives in Quebec City, Canada.
Anne-Claire Delisle has taught illustration at Cégep de Sainte-Foy in Quebec for more than twenty years. She is the illustrator of the popular French children’s series Pomme et Pépin. She lives in Sainte-Foy, Canada.
Title: Really and Truly: A story about dementia (...
Publisher: Franklin Watts
Publication Date: 2014
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
Book Description Watts, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 8.54x7.32x0.08 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1445119412
Book Description Franklin Watts Ltd, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1445119412