Grandma Summer by Harley Jessup
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At first Ben has his doubts about the old house by the sea where he and Grandma have come to stay. The doors and shutters are creaky, there's only a wood stove for cooking and heat, and the garage is filled with the discards of many years. But as he and Grandma establish their special rapport, exploring the beach and testing the icy surf, playing checkers and snuggling in to wait out a storm, Ben begins to understand the magic of this place that holds the memories of many happy summers.

About Harley Jessup

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Harley Jessup is a production designer for Pixar Animation Studios. His most recent project was the popular feature film, Monsters, Inc. He received an Academy Award for his work on the film Innerspace. He lives with his family in Kentfield, California.
Published June 1, 1999 by Viking Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It smells just like summer.” When Ben discovers a blown-glass float for a fishing net, Grandma says it drifted all the way from Japan and that Ben’s father found it on the beach years ago.

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Arriving for a vacation at a well-seasoned cottage on the Oregon shore, Ben is uneasy about being in Grandma's custody.

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