Grandpa Across the Ocean (Hardcover)

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By Hyewon Yum, Hyewon Yum (Illustrator)
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Description


Though separated by language, age, and an ocean, a child and grandparent find common ground in this warm, witty picture book

Grandpa lives on the other side of the ocean.
He takes naps all the time. He eats different foods. He speaks an unfamiliar language. His house is the most boring place on Earth!
Or is it? A little time together just might reveal that Grandpa is also a great singer, an energetic sandcastle builder, and a troublemaker . . . just like his grandson!
With her signature warmth and humor, award-winning author-illustrator Hyewon Yum shares the challenges and joys of having a relative who lives far away—proving that even from across the ocean, the grandparent-grandchild relationship is a very special one.
 

About the Author


Hyewon Yum is an author and illustrator of many picture books, including Saturday Is Swimming Day, which won a Charlotte Zolotow Honor. She has two sons who hate haircuts. She also doesn’t like haircuts, but she’s never told her kids that. She lives in Brooklyn with her roaring family.

Hyewon Yum is an author and illustrator of many picture books, including Saturday Is Swimming Day, which won a Charlotte Zolotow Honor. She has two sons who hate haircuts. She also doesn’t like haircuts, but she’s never told her kids that. She lives in Brooklyn with her roaring family.

Praise For…


**STARRED REVIEW** 
"Told in a pitch-perfect kid voice with a satisfying narrative arc, Yum’s sweetly comedic picture book will resonate with any reader who has experienced diasporic—or generational—tension with an older relative." 
— Publishers Weekly

"Particularly gentle and patient. . .Use this to prepare kids for their own visits with faraway grandparents or just to demonstrate how an initially strange place can turn to home." 
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"This is a simple story with an important message that young readers and their caregivers will appreciate: take a little time, make a little effort, and all will be well." 
— Booklist

"With warmhearted care, [a] child is helped through the adjustment of having a relationship with a loving relative who lives across the ocean. Illustrated with colored pencil, the scenes are light and filled with patience and love." 
— Kirkus Reviews


Product Details
ISBN: 9781419742255
ISBN-10: 1419742256
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 27th, 2021
Pages: 40
Language: English