My Hippie Grandmother by Reeve Lindbergh

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An enthusiastic ode to free spirits of all generations.

Who says grandmothers have to wear tidy buns and be relegated to rocking chairs? In lilting rhyme and sunny psychedelic colors, Reeve Lindbergh and Abby Carter introduce the most vibrant, tie-dyed grandmother ever to dance her way across a picture book - together with her cat named Woodstock, her guitar-strumming boyfriend, her organic garden, and her very proud granddaughter. Flower power forever!

About Reeve Lindbergh

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Reeve Lindbergh is the daughter of Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Her books for children include IN EVERY TINY GRAIN OF SAND and ON MORNING WINGS. She says of MY HIPPIE GRANDMOTHER, "A friend told me that she was attending the wedding of a hippie grandmother. I didn’t know anything about this grandmother, but I couldn’t stop thinking about her. Once I started writing, everyone I talked to had ideas about the character, so the poem got more and more detailed!" Abby Carter has illustrated numerous books for children, but this is her first book with Candlewick Press. She is also the creator of the Fresh Samantha juice character and all her colorful friends. About MY HIPPIE GRANDMOTHER, she says, "My mom was a hippie mother who started an alfalfa sprout business out of our basement, so this story really brought me back to my childhood.
Published January 6, 2003 by Walker Books Ltd. 24 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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Famed author Lindbergh, in a much lighter poetic vein than On Morning Wings (2002), limns a bouncy and exuberant rhyme wherein a girl extols her hippie grandma: “She hasn’t cut her hair at all / Since nineteen sixty-nine.” Not only that, but she drives a purple bus, has a mustachioed, guitar-play...

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"My mother is a lawyer./ My dad works on TV," but this young narrator's role model is her beloved throwback grandmother, who favors tie-dyed T-shirts and love beads, farms organically a

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Working in fluid ink-lines and translucent pastel watercolors that suit Grandma's laidback mindset, Carter portrays the heroine as a lanky, handsome woman, with intense, twinkling eyes, a ready smile and long, gray-streaked hair that seems to be animated by her life force ("She hasn't cut her hai...

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