Mile High Apple Pie by Laura Langston


Mile High Apple Pie by Laura Langston

My Grandma's not the wrinkled kind; she's the special kind instead. She wears trainers with yellow laces and she laughs very loud. She remembers lots of things like milk carts and special songs. But some days, her remembering is not so good... As time passes, this little girl grows up and her grandma grows older. Even I at times coming to terms with Grandma's not remembering is difficult, there are still some very special things Grandma does remember - like how to make mile-high apple pie. And when Grandma suddenly can't remember who Margaret is for sure, her granddaughter reassures her: I am Margaret. I am your remembering.


A remarkably sensitive account of how one family copes with senility and Alzheimer's disease, told with a warmth that is echoed in the amiable illustrations Junior The illustrations are fun and colourful and beautifully convey the endearing relationship many grandparents share with their grandchildren This is a gentle, touching story ... The style of the illustrations adds to the sensitive text to create a memorable story with a sweet and reassuring message My Books Mag

About the Author

Laura Langston (Author) A former broadcast journalist, Laura Langston writes for both children and adults. Her children's titles include The Fox's Kettle, shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, and Pay Dirt, shortlisted for both the Silver Birch and Red Cedar Awards. She lives on Vancouver Island in Canada with her husband and two children. Mile-High Apple Pie is Laura's first book for Random House.Lindsey Gardiner (Illustrator) Lindsey Gardiner was a finalist in the 2007 Richard and Judy Children's Book Awards for her illustrations in Poppy and Max and the Fashion Show. She completed her degree in Printed Textiles at Dundee University, and went on to do an MA at Winchester School of Art. She wrote her first book, Here Come Poppy and Max, whilst still at college. Lindsey is the author of a number of picture books for Random House, including Mile High Apple Pie and Dan and Diesel and is the illustrator of We Want a Pet!.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


Laura Langston
More books by Laura Langston


Publication date

4th August 2005



I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

Lovereading 4 schools