Grandma's Gift (Prebound)

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By Eric Velasquez, Eric Velasquez (Illustrator)
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Description


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 Christmas 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 gift--a set of paints--to use in his first steps toward becoming an artist. A heart-warming story of self-discovery, "Grandma's Gift" is a celebration of the special bond between a grandparent and grandchild.

About the Author


ERIC VELASQUEZ is the author and illustrator of "Grandma's Records "and the illustrator of "The Piano Man," for which he won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award, and "The Price of Freedom." He collaborated with Carole Boston Weatherford on "I, Matthew Henson," which received four starred reviews, and "Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive," which received two starred reviews. He is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and lives in New York.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781627658911
ISBN-10: 1627658912
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publication Date: October 8th, 2013
Pages: 32
Language: English