Marjorie really misses her Granny. She and Granny had a lot in common. They both loved gardening, knitting, and making delicious baked goods. She has lots of friends in the neighborhood her own age, but they aren’t interested in those things. When Marjorie passes the Community Center, she sees they have a Senior Citizen Friends Group. She is sure she can find people there who share her interests, but when she tries to go in, the receptionist chases her away and says she has to go to the kids group. But Marjorie knows what she wants, and she isn’t going to give up easily. Granny had never given up easily, and Marjorie had learned that lesson from her. But how can she get past that pesky receptionist?
Margaret Aitkin has written a sweet story that very deftly handles some tough topics. The death of a grandparent can be devastating, but kids need to know that life goes on, and they will get through it. Illustrator Lenny Wen has filled the pages with enchanting characters and details that will delight young readers and keep them engaged. This book is a real winner. Don’t miss it.
|Margaret Aitken, Lenny Wen
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