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He was born a really long time ago... see his memories take shape in Grandpa Green!
Lane Smith thanks the 2012 Caldecott Committee for selecting GRANDPA GREEN as a Caldecott Honor
“Opening this book is like opening a gate to a secret garden, filled with the treasures of a life well lived. In his portrait of a boy who adores and honors his forgetful great-grandfather, Smith shows us that the things that are meaningful to the ones we love become part of our garden, too.” —Shelf Awareness
“Though this book has lots of adult appeal, it will also be a wonderful bridge to exploring family history with the very young.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Sketched with a finely lined fairy-tale wispiness and dominated by verdant green, the illustrations are not just creative but poignant.” —Booklist
GRANDPA GREEN by Lane Smith, Lane SmithKirkus Book ReviewsRead the Kirkus Review of GRANDPA GREEN . An adoring great-grandson and a topiary garden tell the stories of one man's life.- Kirkus Reviews
Lane Smith has written and illustrated a bunch of stuff, including It’s a Book; John, Paul, George & Ben and Madam President. His titles with Jon Scieszka have included the Caldecott Honor-winner The Stinky Cheese Man; The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs; Math Curse; and Science Verse. Lane's other high profile titles include Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! by Dr. Seuss and Jack Prelutsky; The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip by George Saunders; Big Plans by Bob Shea; and James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. In 1996 Lane served as Conceptual Designer on the Disney film version of James and the Giant Peach. Lane also wrote and illustrated the retro, cult favorites, The Happy Hocky Family and The Happy Hocky Family Moves to the Country. Like the Hocky family, he and book designer Molly Leach live in a little town in the country.
American Library Association Notable Children's Books, Caldecott Honor Book, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, Vermont Red Clover Children's Choice Award Master List