Following Grandfather

Following Grandfather Invisible to humans exists a parallel world of mice where young Jenny misses her cherished grandfather so much that she begins to see him everywhere Jenny is as close to her grandfather as a small mo

  • Title: Following Grandfather
  • Author: Rosemary Wells Christopher Denise
  • ISBN: 9780763650698
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Invisible to humans exists a parallel world of mice, where young Jenny misses her cherished grandfather so much that she begins to see him everywhere.Jenny is as close to her grandfather as a small mouse can be Grandfather shows Jenny how to button her buttons and how to write her name He passes along to her the secrets of making the best lasagna in all of Boston And duInvisible to humans exists a parallel world of mice, where young Jenny misses her cherished grandfather so much that she begins to see him everywhere.Jenny is as close to her grandfather as a small mouse can be Grandfather shows Jenny how to button her buttons and how to write her name He passes along to her the secrets of making the best lasagna in all of Boston And during long, shared days at Revere Beach, Grandfather teaches Jenny the names of the seashells they find washed up on shore When Grandfather is all of a sudden gone one day, the hole he leaves behind is too great for Jenny to fathom Isn t that him turning a corner, sitting on a bench, heading for the pier, walking along their beloved beach Jenny runs after the familiar silver whiskers, hoping Rosemary Wells peels back the layers of grief to reveal, at its core, something as exquisite and achingly beautiful as the rare and storied queen s teacup seashell Christopher Denise illustrates mid century Boston with affection, and a mouse and her grandfather with gentle humor and unabashed sympathy.

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    • Rosemary Wells Christopher Denise

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.Rosemary Wells is the author of a number of popular children s books, most notably the Max and Ruby series which follows the everyday adventures of sibling bunnies curious three year old Max and bossy seven year old Ruby She gets the inspiration for Max and Ruby from her two daughters and the experiences they have with friends and school Her West Highland Terriers Lucy and Snowy have also worked their way into her books, as McDuff and insight for other characters She has also written Noisy Nora, Yoko, Voyage to the Bunny Planet series, a Christmas Book called Morris s Disappearing Bag and a collected book of illustrations of Rodgers and Hammerstein songs In April 2007, her children s book The Gulps featuring illustrations by Marc Brown was released Also that year she published Red Moon at Sharpsburg, a historical novel featuring a young girl in the American Civil War 2008 brings Otto Runs For President, followed by Yoko Writes Her Name, scheduled to be published in July.Wells grew up in Red Bank, New Jersey 1 She is the daughter of Helen Bamberger.

    203 thoughts on “Following Grandfather

    • I received this book free for being a First Reads Winner and I have to say that I am so grateful I was able to read this adorable, heart-warming story about a young mouse and her journey through life with her dear grandfather. It was a wonderful and beautifully crafted novel and I enjoyed it very much.


    • Absolutely beautiful and precious illustrations and that's what got my three stars. Christopher Denise is a masterI especially loved all the period costumes on the mice.But the story was bad. I am not a fan of those people that think hard subjects need to be crammed into childrens minds. I think this is way to depressing a subject for a picture book.


    • In stunningly spare form reminiscent of Cynthia Rylant's masterful writing in The Islander, Rosemary Wells introduces us ever so briefly to a community of mice in and underneath the city of Boston, Massachusetts, leading their quiet, dignified daily lives largely unnoticed by the teeming humanity that populates the city. Little Jenny, born to a family of mice with a sterling reputation in the restaurant business, loves to walk around Boston with her grandfather, especially in the deserted sectio [...]


    • The characters in this picture/short chapter book are mice, which gives it a unique perspective. Grandfather mouse has come to Boston from Italy, and opens an Italian mouse restaurant. He is wise and loving, and teaches Jenny many valuable life lessons like, "You may be the child of humble cooks, but you must always hold your head high."



    • Down at the very end of Revere Beach, where the people never go, the mice of Boston spread their towels and plant their beach umbrellas in the sun.This is the gorgeous first line of Rosemary Wells’s 2012 chapter book, Following Grandfather, which tells of the bond between a young mouse girl named Jennie and her grandpa, who immigrated to the United States on a ship from Naples, Italy. Grandfather knows all the best places to visit for treats like gelato and rare shells like the queen’s teacu [...]


    • Jenny is as close to her grandfather as a small mouse can be. Grandfather shows Jenny how to button her buttons and how to write her name. He passes along to her the secrets of making the best lasagna in all of Boston. And during long, shared days at Revere Beach, Grandfather teaches Jenny the names of the seashells they find washed up on shore. When Grandfather is all of a sudden gone one day, the hole he leaves behind is too great for Jenny to fathom. Isn’t that him turning a corner, sitting [...]


    • Wells has written a sweet story about the bond between a young mouse, Jenny, and her grandfather. Grandfather "immigrated" from Italy on a ship and ran a highly popular Italian restaurant in the North Side of Boston when he was younger. Jenny's parents now run the restaurant and Grandfather cares for Jenny. The two spend much of their time together, exploring Boston, shopping, and going to the beach. Grandfather tells her stories of his past and passes along little life lessons to Jenny. When he [...]


    • JF Wel grades 1-upJenny is as close to her grandfather as a small mouse can be. Grandfather shows Jenny how to button her buttons and how to write her name. He passes along to her the secrets of making the best lasagna in all of Boston. And during long, shared days at Revere Beach, Grandfather teaches Jenny the names of the seashells they find washed up on shore. When Grandfather is all of a sudden gone one day, the hole he leaves behind is too great for Jenny to fathom. Isn’t that him turning [...]


    • Yeah first chapter books! This is a nice story of a mouse who loves her grandpa a lot and what wonderful care he takes of her and the delicious food her parents make at their little Italian mouse restaurant. It seemed like it was part of the same mouse-world as Abel's Island a little bit, with questions of class and family - not skewering like Steig, but world-building. Anyways. Then her grandpa dies (I feel like that could have been handled more openly than just: he died, yep.) and she keeps lo [...]


    • Rosemary Wells is well-know for her Max and Ruby picture books, but she's recently been writing for older audiences as well. In Following Grandfather, Jenny the mouse remembers her grandfather- from a summer moment at the beach to the stories he told of first coming to the United States. When Jenny's grandfather dies, she can't let him go. She follows mice she spots, thinking they're her grandfather, only to find they're complete strangers. But when she ends up at the shore, Jenny learns to noti [...]


    • I received this book free through a giveaway. The book is about a mouse named Jenny who is really close to her grandfather. One day though, her grandfather dies. She's very sad that her grandfather died and this book shows how Jenny comes to terms with it. Overall I thought the book was really nice. The illustrations in it were really beautiful and the story was really cute. The story also handled the topic of someone dying really nicely. I would definitely recommend it to any little kid.


    • I really enjoyed the way Wells celebrates the relationship with her grandfather and the sense of tradition in this sweet story. It's written as a slim chapter book for new readers, but would also work well as a read aloud for a kindergarten family. My concern is whether my students will connect to the Boston setting. It draws very specifically on a sense of Boston for a new Italian immigrant. I'm concerned this will make it more difficult for new readers to understand it.


    • I got an advanced reader copy of this, so the illustrations weren't finished, but what was there was really lovely. The details in this book are what draws me to it the most. It was read aloud to me on a car ride, and I thoroughly enjoyed the imagery Wells uses to set the stage and bring her mice to life. I appreciated her examination of a child's grief, and found it to be a lovely little story. Very nice.


    • This slim story of love for a grandparent will appeal generally to young readers, but most particularly to those who are grieving for a lost grandparent. The characters in this tale are mice, living in a sort of parallel world to humans and I loved that aspect of the book. The relationship between Jenny and her grandfather is authentic and her shock at his death feels very real and relatable. The illustrations, even in the ARC, are lovely. Pub date 9/12.


    • Despite its slight length and that it features mice, this book has some weight to it. Jenny and her grandfather are close. He offers her life lessons and stories. But when he passes, Jenny keeps thinking he has come back and continues to look for him.I'm not really sure who the audience would be for this one. Perhaps some child who has lost a loved one recently. It's a curious book but sincere.


    • This is a very sweet story. It is touching and memorable, putting loss in a new perspective. I do look forward to seeing the book with the higher resolution pictures, because the lower resolution ones are so touching. The only negative I have is that the ending of the story seemed to be cut short, ending the story abruptly. It was enjoyable, however, and I will recommend it to my friends with small children.


    • Sweet story about a mouse child learning to deal with the grief of her beloved grandfather's death. I imagine reading this book with a human child might help them deal with grief they might be feeling. The mice in this story are anthropomorphic and so would be familiar to children but just removed enough that the death in the family wouldn't be so close to home. I will definitely recommend this one to library patrons.


    • First three chapters are great, but the last two speed along much faster and the conflict is resolved too quickly with no explanation. Too many words like "crenellated," "cockles," and "puttanesca" for a shorter early chapter book like this. It's like second grade length with seventh grade concepts and vocabulary. As an adult, the book was very charming, but I would not suggest it to an average middle grade reader.


    • This is a beautiful story about death, but I think it tries too hard to be a book for children rather than just letting it be the lovely, contemplative story it should be. It is as if the publishers took the essay, and thought, hey, if we make all the characters mice and add some illustrations, then this could be a children's book because Rosemary Wells wrote it.


    • Jenny, a little mouse, describes her beloved Italian-American grandfather in this thoughtful transitional fiction chapter book. The charcoal-like sketches on every other page add interest and charm to this tale of an immigrant family (granted, they are mice, but still). A brief read perfect for 3rd graders studying immigration.


    • I really liked this book a lot. I am a big fan of Max and Ruby, but the author showed a much more sentimental side and approached the topic of death in a conforting way. Grabbed it off the library shelf because I liked the cover. Abby read it first and then recommended it to me :-) Love that my seven year old is making recommendations :-)


    • Sweet book. Very touching story of a mouse child and her grandfather. The story continues and tells of the loss of her grandfather and her search for him after he dies. Short and sweet, first chapter book.


    • This little book was full of love. Christopher Denise can draw a stick figure and it would warm my heart. Rosemary Wells is a wordsmith for children with such great feeling and warmth. Great bedtime story reading.


    • This slim, sweet story illustrates the power of storytelling and the bond between grandparents and grandchild. Although it breaks no new ground and I could've done without the Titanic bit, I loved the parallel world, the grandfather's patience and the art, which even incomplete is lovely.


    • This was a lovely story about love, loss, and happiness. I enjoyed following Jenni as she moved about Boston with her grandfather, and while searching for her grandfather. I found the narration to be lovely, and the length was just right for the subject.


    • Loved the writing, loved the first half of the story, something was missing once grandfather diedat she though she saw him around town was never delved into deeply enough or SOMETHINGmething just wasn't right for me.


    • This has an old-fashioned feel to it that reminds me a bit of Barklem's stories. A very sweet story of a mouse who has a special relationship with her grandfather and how he finds a way to say hello to her after he passes on.


    • Deals with the lingering effects of grieving and loss of a loved one in a quiet and relatable way for children to understand.



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