Stepping Out with Grandma Mac

Stepping Out with Grandma Mac

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Some ten-year-olds have four grandparents; some have six or even eight. But the narrator of these sassy verses has just one, Grandma Mac. And she's a handful. Not much for baking or visiting the zoo, Grandma Mac is so sharp-tongued that she can leave teeth marks in a heart. She preaches about the value of a good education, but the best lessons she teaches can't be found in any book. Grandma Mac is stubborn and willful -- just like the granddaughter she loves with all her heart. Full of swing and spirit, with radiant black-and-white pencil drawings, here's a clear-eyed portrait of an unforgettable grandmother.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 38 pages
  • 141 x 242.3 x 12.4mm | 248.82g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0531303209
  • 9780531303207

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Grimes captures the warm, often humorous relationship between a teen and her grandmother. Twenty poems speak to a variety of themes: shared shopping trips, cleaning standards, etiquette, Grandma's gloves. Simple metaphors and carefully chosen vocabulary make these selections read more like conversations than formal poems. Some are embellished with large, realistic black-and-white pencil drawings, including one of the African-American grandmother and granddaughter standing back-to-back, arms folded ("With Grandma Mac/I've pretty much got/My hands full"). Readers who might be reluctant to enjoy poetry will find the size of the book manageable and the style of writing easy to understand. A rewarding poetry experience.
---School Library Journal, July 2001
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