Grandad's Bench by Addy Farmer


Grandad's Bench by Addy Farmer

Jake loves playing in Grandad's workshop. One autumn day, Grandad teaches Jake how to chisel his name in a piece of wood, and afterwards they go to the park. Grandad shows Jake the tree that grew from an acorn he planted when he was a boy. Jake goes off to buy ice-creams and returns to find Grandad on the ground. The ambulance arrives. Mum and Jake go home without Grandad...Jake grieves for his grandfather all winter. But Grandad has left him his workshop and Jake wants to make something special. With Mum's help, he does - a plaque for the bench under Grandad's tree. It is spring; for the first time in months, Jake feels happy.


This is a heart-warming tale which never steps over the line dividing love from sentimentality. It will appeal to young children who know about the special bond that often exists between the young and the old. Carousel

About the Author

Addy Farmer was born in Northern Ireland and as a child moved all over the country going to lots of different schools. After university she dabbled in film-making before settling down to work in bookshops. Now, when she is not working as a special needs teacher, she writes stories, which is her favourite occupation. She lives in a village near Scunthorpe with her husband and three children.

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64 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

4th August 2008



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