Grandad's Tree by Jill Bennett
Poems about Families

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A beautiful poetry anthology, compiled by Jill Bennett and illustrated by Julia Cairns, which addresses a wide spectrum of family issues and emotions. From the silly to the serious, poems from authors such as Jack Prelutsky, Judith Viorst, and Mary Ann Hoberman celebrate some of the many different types of families that exist around the world today.

About Jill Bennett

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Jill Bennett is at the School of Art History and Theory, University of New South Wales. Roseanne Kennedy is at the School of Humanities, Austrailian National University, Canberra. Cairns began her career as an award-winning illustrator when she moved to Botswana where she worked for nine years, and she continues to be inspired by the joy and hopeful spirit of the African people. She lives in Northern California with her family.
Published March 1, 2003 by Barefoot Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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by Julia Cairns, begins with Mary Ann Hoberman's exuberant ""What Is a Family?"" (""A pair like a kanga and roo is a family!/ A calf and a cow that go moo is a family!"") and ends with Carl Sandburg's philosophical ""Family"" (""There is only one child in the world/ and the Child's name is Al...

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