Grandad s Island

After the phenomenal success of The Storm Whale and On Sudden Hill, this new book by Benji Davies deals with the emotional topic of losing a grandparent.

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471119963

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 194

After the phenomenal success of The Storm Whale and On Sudden Hill, this new book by Benji Davies deals with the emotional topic of losing a grandparent. Subtly told, this beautifully illustrated book tackles a difficult subject with great sensitivity and depth. At the bottom of Syd’s garden, through the gate and past the tree, is Grandad’s house. Syd can let himself in any time he likes. But one day when Syd comes to call, Grandad isn’t in any of the usual places. He’s in the attic, where he ushers Syd through a door, and the two of them journey to a wild, beautiful island awash in color where Grandad decides he will remain. So Syd hugs Grandad one last time and sets sail for home. Visiting Grandad’s house at the bottom of the garden again, he finds it just the same as it’s always been — except that Grandad isn’t there anymore. Sure to provide comfort to young children struggling to understand loss, Benji Davies’s tale is a sensitive and beautiful reminder that our loved ones live on in our memories long after they’re gone. Praise for Grandad's Island: 'Davies’s elegantly rough illustrations, evoking a child’s paintings, tap into the imagination of death with little fuss, and his story declines to offer kids instruction on how to feel. Indeed, Grandad’s Island doesn’t mention death at all, but is deeply in touch with the ways in which loss and abundance commingle in the mind, correcting and assuaging each other.' The New York Times Book Review 'The creator of The Storm Whale (2014) offers another thoughtful picture book guaranteed to spark discussion...Recommend to young families dealing with loss, especially those who prefer to gloss over the scientific realities.' Booklist Online 'As with The Storm Whale, Davies offers a story of loneliness and togetherness distinguished by understated, deeply felt emotions and a nautical milieu.' Publishers Weekly 'This book is innovative and useful as a way to talk about the idea of loss—without ever referring to actual death. Parents and educators can use this to talk with a child about how it’s normal to be sad and miss loved ones...Cheerful, brightly colored illustrations make this a fine choice to use with the youngest of audiences. Since death isn’t directly specified, this title also works for when a child’s loved one is moving far away. An excellent vehicle to gently approach the topic of loss. Recommended for collections needing these types of materials.' School Library Journal 'Grandad's Island by British author-illustrator Benji Davies (The Storm Whale; Bizzy Bear series) celebrates a close grandfather-grandson relationship with warmth and style. Whether it's read as a picture book about love, loss or just missing someone who isn't around anymore, it's a charmer. Cheerful cinematic spreads invite young readers into all sorts of intriguing places, from a cozy attic full of curiosities like a turtle teapot, to a vast ship's deck, to the deep jungle of an island paradise.' Shelf Awareness for Readers 'A resonant, layered tale that will only gain in texture as its readers get older.' USA Today

The Power of a Rich Reading Classroom

Bryon, N. and Adeola, D. (2019) Look Up!, Puffin In Grandad's Island by Benji
Davies, we can tell much about the closeness of Grandad and Syd's relationship
not only through their symmetry and mirrored body language, but also through
the ...

Author: CLPE,

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1529717329

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 363

There is something quite magical about forming a connection to a book: the way in which the words on the page can conjure feelings of excitement, fun, joy, laughter or tears, channeling the part of our being that fundamentally makes us human. The journey that children take as they travel towards becoming a competent and confident reader can be a long, winding and complex road. This book helps teachers understand how to build a quality reading rich curriculum that supports the needs of all the children in their classroom. Starting with a section on choosing texts, the book goes on to explore a variety of essential teaching approaches from a read aloud programme, to drama and storytelling, art and illustration. This is a practical resource that provides teachers and schools ideas to support the embedding of text experience and deliver a reading rich curriculum that leads to higher student attainment and working at greater depth.

Literacy Changemakers

Message (circle one): First the attic, then an island adventure, narrative poem
Lurching through the water, on a ship that's ... I can't wait to get aboard that old
ship and have it lurch through the ocean waves all the way to grandad's island.
Hey ...

Author: Kenneth Kunz

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462544541

Category: Education

Page: 156

View: 138

This inspiring book shows how K–12 teachers, literacy specialists and coaches, and school- and district-level administrators can work together to make needed instructional improvements while fostering a lifelong love of reading and writing. The book presents collaborative leadership strategies and research-based best practices for creating joyful, effective learning environments. It includes ways to evaluate and recalibrate literacy programs for sustainable change, provide students with a wide variety of engaging reading opportunities, meet the needs of English learners and adolescent learners, partner with families, and enhance professional learning and development. Teacher-friendly features include practical tips and "Stop, Think, and Take Action" sections in each chapter. Several reproducible forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

The Puffin Keeper

... Bear The Wreck of the Zanzibar Why the Whales Came Listen to the Moon Also
by Benji Davies The Storm Whale The Storm Whale in Winter Grandad's Island
Grandma Bird Tad The Grotlyn PUFFIN PUFFIN BOOKS UK | USA | Canada |

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241454514

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 979

It was Benjamin Postlethwaite's job all his long life to make sure the light shone brightly high up in the lighthouse on Puffin Island. Not once in all his years as the lighthouse keeper had he ever let his light go out. But sometimes even the brightest light on a lighthouse cannot save a ship. This is a story of a life-changing friendship, a lost puffin, and a lonely artist. It's the story of an entire lifetime, and how one event can change a life forever. From masterful storyteller, Michael Morpurgo, and world-class illustrator, Benji Davies, comes a magical new story. This truly beautiful tale will enchant readers of all ages.

Grandma Bird

A tender and heart-warming new story from the world of The Storm Whale.

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471171817

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 495

A tender and heart-warming new story from the world of The Storm Whale. Noi isn’t at all sure about staying at Grandma’s. Grandma boils seaweed for soup, and there’s not much to do on the tiny island where she lives where the wind cuts in and the grass grows sideways . . . But that’s before Noi gets swept up in the dramatic rescue that will mark the beginning of their touching new friendship.

The Storm Whale in Winter

A truly beautiful work packing a real emotional punch. ‘At the heart of this emotionally charged story is the joy of a lasting friendship, tender and true’ Fiona Noble for The Bookseller, Children’s Book of the Month

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471119998

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 958

A follow-up to the best-selling The Storm Whale, winner of the 2014 inaugural Oscar's First Book Prize in association with the Evening Standard. It’s winter time and Noi’s island is covered in a blanket of snow. Even the sea is icing over. Noi is worried about the little whale he saved last summer: Can he survive the harsh conditions? Little does Noi know that it’s the little whale’s turn to save him. A magical and touching story about a lasting friendship. A truly beautiful work packing a real emotional punch. ‘At the heart of this emotionally charged story is the joy of a lasting friendship, tender and true’ Fiona Noble for The Bookseller, Children’s Book of the Month

The Storm Whale

Noi and his father live in a house by the sea, hisfather works hard as a fisherman and Noi often has only their six cats for company.

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471115690

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 733

Noi and his father live in a house by the sea, hisfather works hard as a fisherman and Noi often has only their six cats for company. So when, one day, he finds a baby whale washed up on the beach after a storm, Noi is excited and takes it home to care for it. He tries to keep his new friend a secret, but but there's only so long you can keep a whale in the bath without your dad finding out. Noi is eventually persuaded that the whale has to go back to the sea where it belongs. For Noi, even though he can't keep it, the arrival of the whale changes his life for the better - the perfect gift from one friend to another. Winner of the 2014 inaugural Oscar's First Book Prizein association with the Evening Standard.

Navigating Boundaries

I was born in Brisbane , but we went up to Thursday Island on the Elsanna when I
was about six months old . Grandad had a business there and Mum and Dad
helped him out . We were down near the Customs House in those days , across ...

Author: Anna Shnukal

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 352

These essays draw upon an extensive, widely dispersed body of information to narrate stories of the Asian diaspora communities of Torres Strait, north Queensland.

The Grotlyn

A stunningly illustrated picture book full of mystery and suspense, from the bestselling author of THE STORM WHALE and GRANDAD’S ISLAND.

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008212740

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 872

A stunningly illustrated picture book full of mystery and suspense, from the bestselling author of THE STORM WHALE and GRANDAD’S ISLAND.

The Forever Whale

Grandad hesitates and looks over his shoulder. His eyebrows are crushed into a
frown. He's looking towards the island in the middle of the huge harbour, even
though we can barely see it from here. But I'm not sure why. “Furze Island?” I ask.

Author: Sarah Lean

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000751221X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 657

A family secret waiting to be discovered... from bestselling author of A Dog Called Homeless.

On Sudden Hill

Also by Linda Sarah: The Secret Sky Garden, illustrated by Fiona Lumbers Tom's Magnificent Machines, illustrated by Ben Mantle Also by Benji Davies: The Storm Whale Grandad's Island The Storm Whale in Winter Grandma Bird

Author: Linda Sarah

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471119300

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 131

Birt and Etho are best friends, they play on Sudden Hill, making marvellous contraptions out of cardboard boxes. But then a new boy, Shu, wants to join in too. Birt isn't sure that he wants Shu to join them. Eaten up with jealousy, he goes home and refuses to come out to play. Until Etho and Shu come to his house with the most marvellous cardboard contraption so far... A compelling, poignant story about accepting someone new, with text by Linda Sarah and illustrations by Benji Davies, creator of The Storm Whale. Also by Linda Sarah: The Secret Sky Garden, illustrated by Fiona Lumbers Tom's Magnificent Machines, illustrated by Ben Mantle Also by Benji Davies: The Storm Whale Grandad's Island The Storm Whale in Winter Grandma Bird

The Junior Bookshelf

Only Grannie Island hasn't caught the party mood ; she seems decidedly down in
the dumps , especially when Katie Morag asks her if Grandad Island will be
coming to the wedding ... KATIE MORAG AND THE WEDDING Publication date :
6 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Children's literature

Page:

View: 162


More Katie Morag Island Stories

This beautiful gift book brings together four more exciting Katie Morag adventures, and is a perfect companion volume to Katie Morag's Island Stories.

Author: Mairi Hedderwick

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1787620301

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 649

Welcome to the Island of Struay, home of one of the best-loved characters in children's books and as seen on TV - Katie Morag McColl! Katie Morag is back again! Whether she is getting excited about the new pier, trying to cheer up Grannie Island in time for Granma Mainland's big day, singing naughty songs at the Grand Concert or solving riddles to get back in everyone's good books, Katie Morag is always up to something! This beautiful gift book brings together four more exciting Katie Morag adventures, and is a perfect companion volume to Katie Morag's Island Stories.

Also an Octopus

First, a story needs a character. So why not a ukulele-playing octopus? And since this is a story, the octopus has to want something - maybe it dreams of travelling to faraway galaxies in a purple spaceship.

Author: Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781406373387

Category: Imagination in children

Page: 32

View: 317

Every story starts with nothing, so ... why not an octopus who wants to fly in a spaceship? A delightfully meta picture book that will set imaginations soaring. From Benji Davies, the illustrator of The Storm Whale and Grandad's Island, comes a metafictive story about ... how to build a story! First, a story needs a character. So why not a ukulele-playing octopus? And since this is a story, the octopus has to want something - maybe it dreams of travelling to faraway galaxies in a purple spaceship. But every character needs an obstacle to overcome, and when the octopus sets out to build its own spaceship out of glue, umbrellas, glitter and waffles ... well, he doesn't have much luck. Could there be another character that could help? Debut author Maggie Tokuda-Hall sets up a funny, smart and warm-hearted story all about storytelling, then hands the baton to imaginative readers, who will be more than prepared to take it away.

Bizzy Bear Pizza Time

Five clever slider mechanisms, an engaging story and detailed scenes combine in this funny, interactive board book for toddlers.

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781788006620

Category:

Page: 5

View: 532



The Puffin Keeper

But sometimes even the brightest light on a lighthouse cannot save a ship. This is a story of a life-changing friendship, a lost puffin, and a lonely artist. It's the story of an entire lifetime, and how one event can change a life forever.

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780241454480

Category:

Page: 112

View: 331

It was Benjamin Postlethwaite's job all his long life to make sure the light shone brightly high up in the lighthouse on Puffin Island. Not once in all his years as the lighthouse keeper had he ever let his light go out. But sometimes even the brightest light on a lighthouse cannot save a ship. This is a story of a life-changing friendship, a lost puffin, and a lonely artist. It's the story of an entire lifetime, and how one event can change a life forever. From masterful storyteller, Michael Morpurgo, and world-class illustrator, Benji Davies, comes a magical new story. This truly beautiful tale will enchant readers of all ages.

Corporal Glass s Island

Weren ' t much different , h ' I guess , for great - great - grandad when ' e fust
landed on dis heah h ' island near a h ' unnen an ' fifty yeahs ago , " Joseph said .
But it was not until the fire burned low and they were curled up together in bed
that ...

Author: Nancy Hosegood

Publisher: New York, Farrar

ISBN:

Category: Tristan da Cunha

Page: 192

View: 325


An Island of Sound

GRANDAD It was not easy finding Grandad ' s grave . I never can find it . I catch
myself running up and down the cemetery paths , alarmed I won ' t find it . This
feeling , however , indistinctly , has me in its grip every time : “ Grandad . He ' s
lost .

Author: George Szirtes

Publisher: Leopard S.

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 445

View: 228

Hungarian literature can be characterized as the literature of anxiety. Throughout the 1900s, as Europe's political and social fortunes changed, Hungary's writers reflected on those changes, absorbing and distilling them in work of documentary, poetic, or comically grotesque power. This anthology of fiction and poetry begins by setting out some of the major landmarks from the end of the Second World War, then concentrates on the period before, during, and after the key date of 1989, when Central Europe was transformed once again. The volume traces that history of change from Marai's wartime diaries, into the Stalinist period with the one-minute novels of Istvan Orkeny, past the paradoxical post-modernist humanism of Peter Esterhazy, and through the haunted waste-tracts of Laszlo Krasznahorkai. It celebrates the anxiety, agitation, crying, and whispering of the Hungarian literary imagination.