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Grandpa's Soup

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2008 / Paperback

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In this delightful tale of hospitality, now published for the first time in paperback, Grandpa discovers that the soup Grandma used to make not only feeds many unexpected visitors but also provides the best cure for his loneliness.

When Grandma died, Grandpa was too sad to do anything. All day long, day after day, he sat by himself in his house. Then one day Grandpa wakes up and realizes he misses the soup his wife used to make for him. So he decides to try to make the soup himself. Though each batch he makes is bigger and better than the last, Grandpa hardly gets a taste of it. Unexpected visitors, hungry for soup, keep arriving at his door. Soon Grandpa discovers that sharing with his new friends is the best cure for his loneliness. Ichikawa's warm illustrations show Grandpa's mood gradually changing from dark to sunny, and children will delight in Grandpa's charming parade of visitors Recommended for ages 4 to 8.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.38 X 8.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802853471
ISBN-13: 9780802853479
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 07/26/16.
Ages: 4-8

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Publisher's Description

When Grandma dies, Grandpa is too sad to do anything. All day long, day after day, he sits by himself in his house. Then, one day, Grandpa wakes up and decides to try to make the soup his wife used to make for him. Though each batch he makes is bigger and better than the last, Grandpa hardly gets a taste of it. Unexpected visitors, hungry for soup, keep arriving at his door. Soon, Grandpa discovers that sharing with his new friends is the best cure for his loneliness.

Author Bio

Eiko Kadono was born in Tokyo. After graduating from WasedaUniversity, she has made a career of writing picture booksand fairy tales. She has received numerous book awards inJapan.
Satomi Ichikawa was born in Gihu, Japan, and moved to Parisin the 1970s. She is known for the warmth and charm shebrings to her characters and has won numerous awards forher book illustrations. Satomi is perhaps best known in theUnited States as the illustrator of Dance, Tanya byPatricia Gauch.

Author Bio

Eiko Kadono has published several children’s books, including Kiki’s Delivery Service. She has received numerous book awards in Japan, where she lives.

About the illustrator:
Satomi Ichikawa has illustrated many books for children including You Are My I Love You and La La Rose, which was awarded the 2004 Booklist Editor’s Choice. Satomi lives in France.

Editorial Reviews

AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
American Booksellers AssociationBookselling This Week: "Kids Pick of the Lists" (2000)
Parent Council, Ltd.Selected as Outstanding (2000)
Bank Street CollegeBest of the Best, Outstanding Books of 1997 to 2001


Children's Literature
"This book is lovely, and the illustrations are perfect for the text."
 
The Horn Book Guide
"Unhappy after Grandma's death, Grandpa finally decides to re-create the soup she used to cook. With each try, he remembers another ingredient, and every day he shares his soup with an increasing number of guests ? from mice to children. In this simple but eloquent story, the illustrations become lighter, more colorful, and larger as Grandpa's spirits improve and expand."
 
Booklist
"The story is translated from Japanese, but its gentle lessons on coping with grief are applicable to any culture."
 
Publishers Weekly
"Ichikawa's lifelike paintings brim with particulars, such as figures outlined on the door's curtain to foreshadow the identities of each batch of hungry diners. Spot art appears alongside the text, helping youngsters read between the lines. Originally published in Japan, this endearing book features a multiethnic cast, and the message, too, transcends cultures."

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