Grandad's Bench by Addy Farmer
  

Grandad's Bench

Written by Addy Farmer
Illustrated by Ruth Rivers
Part of the Walker Stories Series

Synopsis

Grandad's Bench by Addy Farmer

This is a beautiful, sensitively told story of love and loss and of a special relationship between grandfather and grandson. 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.

Reviews

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. Ruth Rivers spent a number of years working in advertising before going on to illustrate children's books, which include The Biggest Bible Story Books by Anne Adeney and Matty Mouse by Jenny Nimmo. She lives in London.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
64 pages

Author

Addy Farmer
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

4th August 2008

ISBN

9781406311396


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