Inspired by her own childhood, Cynthia Rylant wrote this warm book about a young girl and her brother who live in the mountains with their grandparents. They lead a simple but happy life in which both grandmother and grandfather demonstrate a deep love through many small acts of kindness and sacrifice. Diane Goode’s homey illustrations make this Caldecott Honor Book perfect for cozy bedtime reading.

(N.B. This book is probably more appropriate for children ages 4-8.)

Jennifer Minicus is a mother and teacher currently living in Ridgewood, NJ.

Jennifer Minicus

Jennifer Minicus lives in New Jersey with her husband and son. A former French, Latin and mathematics teacher, Jennifer currently enjoys the responsibilities of a "domestic engineer", particularly making...