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Around the Table That Grandad Built

By Melanie Heuiser Hill
Illustrated by Jaime Kim

A beautifully illustrated celebration of bounty and gratitude, family and friendship, perfect for the holidays and every day.

This is the table that Grandad built. These are the sunflowers picked by my cousins, set on the table that Grandad built. In a unique take on the cumulative classic “This Is the House That Jack Built,” a family gathers with friends and neighbors to share a meal around a table that brims with associations: napkins sewn by Mom, glasses from Mom and Dad’s wedding, silverware gifted to Dad by his grandma long ago. Not to mention the squash from the garden, the bread baked by Gran, and the pies made by the young narrator (with a little help). Serving up a diverse array of dishes and faces, this warm and welcoming story is poised to become a savored part of Thanksgiving traditions to come.

  • A pitch-perfect introduction to the concept of gratitude, focusing on the family table and all who contribute to its bounty
  • A terrific pick for holidays — particularly those with a large, celebratory meal! This could become a holiday favorite
  • This debut picture book by Melanie Heuiser Hill (author of the MG novel Giant Pumpkin Suite) is brought to colorful life by the illustrations of Jaime Kim (illustrator of La La La by Kate DiCamillo).

About the author

Melanie Heuiser Hill is the author of the middle-grade novel Giant Pumpkin Suite. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and children.

About the illustrator

Jaime (Jimyung) Kim has illustrated many books for young readers, including Isle of You by David Rochelle, La La La: A Story of Hope by Kate DiCamillo, and And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner. Jaime Kim lives in North Carolina.

ISBN: 9780763697846
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2019
Dimensions: 259 x 250mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 03/09/19 at 02:53:10
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