The Granddaughter Necklace

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Scholastic, Incorporated, Jan 1, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
13 Reviews
An uplifting tale of love, kinship, and gifts, passed down through generations.

There are moments in each person's life that we take great care to remember: the pride of a young girl standing up for herself for the first time; the heartbreak of leaving one's country and family for a new beginning; the thrill of getting ready for the piano recital of a lifetime.

In Sharon Dennis Wyeth's family these moments were marked with the passing on of the Granddaughter Necklace: not a fancy piece of jewelry, but a precious one, worn smooth by the touch of mothers and grandmothers, each with her own story to tell.

With a historical sweep that reaches back to Ireland and to Africa, and an intimacy that resides in every family's treasured stories, Wyeth tells the tale of one family's journey from the old world to the new, from the past to the present, and from mother to daughter.

Here's a book that we feel will be passed on from generation to generation too, read in laps and in groups, opening conversations about our own necklaces of memory.

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User Review  - Salerno Christine - Goodreads

This is a beautiful story of a family's background. Sharon tells the story of her mother, her grandmother, her great-grandmother and her great-great grandmother. I enjoyed this multicultural story ... Read full review

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User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

From the first time I saw this book, I knew I'd love it. It was beautiful, both the story and the artwork. Seriously splendid artwork. The story is a lovely collection of historical events, mother ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Sharon Dennis Wyeth has written nearly fifty books for children, including several books in the My America series. She is also a poet, and a member of the Cave Canem Fellowship for African-American Poets. She lives in Upper Montclair, New Jersey.

Bagram Ibatoulline was born in Russia and educated at the Moscow State Academic Art Institute. He has illustrated many books for children, including THE ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO by Russell Freedman, and CROW CALL by Lois Lowry. Bagram lives in Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania.

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