A grandmother's sudden departure leaves her family with an even more puzzling, and wondrous, surprise in this enchanting story from the National Book Award-winning author-at last back in print Grandmother was a mysterious woman. She could heal with a touch (or with a cup of very bitter tea) or scare off a vicious dog with a look. But when she hitches a ride to Greenland on a passing porpoise, her family is still surprised-and then concerned. The mystery deepens when, among Grandmother's collection of birds' nests, the family discovers a clutch of eggs hatching. Out pop three passenger pigeons-birds of a species long extinct, supposedly. Through the words of a curious grandchild, and Jim LaMarche's evocative artwork, Grandmother's legacy unfolds in these pages in all its peculiarity and charm. Mixing whimsy and gravity with a little science and history, the tale of the family's loss, and marvelous find, summons a world as intriguing as it is perfectly clear-a world animated by Louise Erdrich's storytelling magic, inviting readers young and old to follow Grandmother, and to wonder.
|Publication date:||14th September 2021|
|Publisher:||University of Minnesota Press|
|Primary Genre||Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Families and family members|
Louise Erdrich is the author of fifteen novels as well as volumes of poetry, short stories, a memoir of early motherhood, and children's books, including The Range Eternal (Minnesota, 2020). Her novel The Round House won the National Book Award for Fiction. The Plague of Doves was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and she has twice won the National Book Critics Circle Award, for her debut novel Love Medicine and for LaRose. She operates Birchbark Books, an independent bookstore in Minneapolis. Jim LaMarche has illustrated The Rainbabies by Laura Kraus Melmed, Albert by Donna Jo Napoli (a New York Times ...More About Louise Erdrich