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Grandma's Gift (2010)

Author: Eric Velasquez [link to author's website]
Publisher: Walker Children's
Number of pages: 32 pages

This prequel to Eric Velasquez's biographical picture book Grandma's Records is the story of a Christmas holiday that young Eric spends with his grandmother. After they prepare their traditional Puerto Rican celebration, Eric and Grandma visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a school project, where he sees a painting by Diego Velasquez and realizes for the first time that he could be an artist when he grows up. Grandma witnesses his fascination, and presents Eric with the perfect Christmas gifta sketchbook and colored pencilsto use in his first steps toward becoming an artist. A heartwarming story of self-discovery,Grandma's Gift is a celebration of the special bond between a grandparent and grandchild.

ISBN 13: 978-0802720825
Reading Level (grade): 5.3
Reading Level (A-Z): T