Grandma's Purple FlowersAuthor Adjoa J. Burrowes ISBN 9781600603433 Binding Trade Paper Publisher Lee & Low Books Publication Date February 04, 2010 Size 254 x 229 mm
Grandma's house has always been the narrator's favorite place. On her way to visit Grandma, she plucks daisies and sunflowers, and best of all, purple flowers-Grandma's favorites. Whenever Grandma sees the purple flowers, her smile grows wide-like the Mississippi River.
Grandma passes away, and all winter long, the young girl is sad, missing her grandmother terribly. When spring finally arrives, and flowers begin to shoot up from the ground, the girl discovers her own special way to accept her grandmother's death and keep Grandma with her always.
In this moving story, author/illustrator Adjoa J. Burrowes deals sensitively with the difficult experience of death and tells a story that celebrates the triumph of hope and spirit during a difficult time.
Paterson Prize for Books for Young People
Children's Books of the Year
Bank Street College
Kids' Pick of the List
American Bookseller's Association
Grades 1 - 4
African/African American Interest, Coping with Death, Environment/Nature, Grandparents