Stones for Grandpa by Renee Londner

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A little boy and his family gather at the cemetery for the unveiling of his grandpa’s gravestone, bringing stones to place on the grave, in the Jewish custom. They tell stories that help the boy deal with his loss, reminding him of the wonderful memories he has of his grandpa.

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Published July 2, 2013 by Kar-Ben Publishing. 24 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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Writing a picture book about grief is a difficult job; Londner accomplishes it by writing about something else: life.

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Londner (Ruby’s Whistle) and Avilés (The Shabbat Princess) present a small boy as he observes two of the distinctly Jewish rituals of mourning: the unveiling of his beloved grandfather’s tombstone (wh

Feb 18 2013 | Read Full Review of Stones for Grandpa

K-Gr 2—A gentle and moving account of a child's grief during the first year following his grandfather's death. The boy experiences the Jewish year of holidays without his grandpa to hang the lights in the Sukkah, spin the dreidel, and march in the Purim parade with him. His mother helps him to re...

May 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Stones for Grandpa

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