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Grandad's Camper

Written by Harry Woodgate

Illustrated by Harry Woodgate

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Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE) Transport / Construction

Grandad's Camper Synopsis

Celebrate love in all its forms, as Grandad tells his granddaughter about the adventures he used to have with Gramps. A long time ago, Grandad and Gramps spent many happy days travelling the world together in a camper van. But now Gramps isn't around any more, Grandad doesn't feel much like having adventures. As she listens to his wonderful stories, Grandad's granddaughter has an idea to cheer him up...

A perfect story for Grandad on Father's Day. A School Library Journal Best Book of 2021!

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Closing date: 04/02/2022

Grandad's Camper by Harry Woodgate is a beautiful picture book that honours love - and reminds us not only to remember those we have lost, but to celebrate them. We are delighted to have THREE paperback copies to give away to our lucky readers. Enter below - good luck!

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Grandad's Camper Press Reviews

a colour-flooded riot of memory... a poignant sense of intergenerational love and grief made manageable makes this beautiful debut stand out - Guardian

A glowingly colourful journey of remembered joy, managed grief and renewed delight in living... their balance of spacious expanse and intricate detail, are warming as a woodstove, evoking the sense of a whole shared life - TLS

This picture book, in which a girl helps her grandfather embrace life again following the death of Gramps, may well aid young readers in understanding others' grief -- Nell Baram - Shelf Awareness

This book deserves pride of place on any bookshelf, be it in a library, school, or home... as warm and friendly as a kind grandparent - Kirkus Reviews

This poignant tale acknowledges the sadness of losing a loved one, but also celebrates the pleasure of remembering those who have touched our lives. The illustrations are full of warmth, colour and joy, beautifully echoing the excitement of discovery and adventure - BookTrust

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781783449927
Publication date: 06/01/2022
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781783449835
Publication date: 06/05/2021
Publisher: Andersen Press
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783449927
Publication date: 6th January 2022
Author: Harry Woodgate
Illustrator: Harry Woodgate
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Personal Social Health Economic , Transport / Construction
Collections: LGBT+ History Month 2022,

About Harry Woodgate

Harry Woodgate (pronouns: they/them) is an award-winning illustrator, who was shortlisted for the V&A Illustration Awards 2019 and the Folio Society Book Illustration Competition 2018 and 2019. Grandad's Camper is inspired by their university dissertation, which revealed a lack of representation for older LGBT characters in children's books.

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