Uegaki, Chieri

Ojiichan's Gift

(2) K-3 Illustrated by Genevieve Simms. Mayumi's grandfather, who lives "halfway around the world" in Japan, builds a stone and gravel garden that the two can enjoy when she visits each summer. Simms's watercolor illustrations in soft, earthy tones show Mayumi and Ojiichan growing older--until eventually Ojiichan can no longer live alone and must leave the garden. Uegaki presents a quiet look at traditions, change, and the special relationship between grandparents and children. Glos.


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