Finding ways to keep a loved one with you helps to ease the pang of separation in this timeless, deeply touching tale.
The wagon is packed, and Mama and Papa are ready to begin the long journey to Oregon, but Lydia isn’t ready to say good-bye to Grandma. Who will braid Lydia’s hair each morning and tell her stories? Who will build boats with her made of twigs and leaves? How can you possibly say good-bye to someone you love so very much? Set in the time of the great westward expansion, this poignant story speaks to every reader who has ever been parted from someone he or she holds dear. It tells of a love that is big enough to span impossible distances — yet small enough to be carried inside our hearts.
About the Author
Lisa Moser is the author of many books for children, including THE MONSTER IN THE BACKPACK, illustrated by Noah Z. Jones, and SQUIRREL'S WORLS, illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev. Lisa Moser
lives in Wisconsin.
Kathryn Brown is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including MY LITTLE GRANDMOTHER OFTEN FORGETS by Reeve Lindbergh. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.