Whenever they visit Grandpa, Sam and Douglas always watch a slide show. After Grandpa dies, they watch the show to remember him.
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This is a compelling book about death. The high point of Sam's visits to his grandparents is his grandfather's presentation of his vast catalogue of slides. During one of Sam's visits, however, Grandpa is rushed to the hospital, where he dies. After the funeral, Grandma agrees to Sam's request that they have a slide show. The family tradition is continued, although it will never be the same as when Grandpa was there. In a final scene, Sam dreams about Grandpa waving goodbye to him. Gould's uncompromisingly realistic depiction of a death in the family is sensitive and moving. Like Tomie dePaola's Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs, this valuable book could prove cathartic for children who have recently lost a beloved grandparent. Ages 3-8.
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001982556
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Book Description Puffin Books, 1991. Book Condition: Good. Children's Book. This book has soft covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In good all round condition. Bookseller Inventory # 2699412