Grandfather Bowhead, Tell Me a Story
Author: Aviac Johnston
Illustrator: Tamara Campeau
This is a story that is sure to become a treasured part of family traditions.
What is the first thing you remember when you think of your grandfather, if you were lucky enough to know one or both of them? For me, I remember his laughter, the way he looked to the sun when he had to sneeze, the little cookies he would bring me from the bakery near where he worked, the way he would smile when my cousin and I were in his house in the summers, and the absolute love I felt whenever he was near me.
I was 12 years old when my grandfather passed away, 41 years ago now, and yet the memories of his presence in my life are as vivid as if they had taken place just yesterday. I can still close my eyes and see the twinkle in his eyes when he looked at my grandmother, and hear the sound of his voice when he called my name.
This story brought all of those memories to life and warmed my heart immeasurably. Through the beautiful illustrations and conversation like writing, this book tells the story of a love that is greater than anything else in life. For each question Arvaaq asks Grandfather Bowhead, the response invariably expresses that the greatest adventures of his life are the times they have spent together.
Aviaq Johnston delivers a beautiful tale of love, life, and family perfectly complemented by the gorgeous illustrations created by Tamara Campeau. This is a story that is sure to become a treasured part of family traditions.
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