Grandpa's Angel

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Candlewick Press, Jul 12, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
5 Reviews
With gentle visual humor, Jutta Bauer's simple story shows how Grandpa's charmed life may be due to someone special watching over him all along.

Grandpa loves to tell stories about his past. There was the time he was almost run over by a bus, the time he made a big dog cower with just one look, and all those scary street corners he passed by unscathed. From climbing the highest trees to surviving World War II and starting a family, Grandpa has led an unusually blessed life. But maybe it was more than mere luck that kept him safe. . . .

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User Review  - Pburmeister - Goodreads

I read this book to my college class of designers recently; one student who sits with people (vigils?) dying in hospice had a really strong connection with it. My favorite page for its illustration is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Somporn Karam - Goodreads

I am editor of this book in thai edition. This is one of my favorite books. I like the idea of the story. It's simple but powerful story! And Jutta's illustration is heart-warming! In my opinion, I ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Jutta Bauer is a writer, illustrator, artist, and animator who studied illustration at the Fachhochschule für Gestaltung (Higher College of Visual Art) in Hamburg, Germany. In addition to illustrating dozens of picture books, for many years she drew a comic strip for one of Germany's most widely read women's magazines. GRANDPA'S ANGEL was first published in Germany in 2001 and was nominated for the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 2002. It was recently made into a short animated film. Jutta Bauer lives with her son, Jasper, in Hamburg.

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