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Simon is a very old cat who's just about ready to give up after a long and fulfilling life. But his family has a creative solution to get rid of Simon's doldrums: a new kitten! The unexpected companion lifts Simon's spirits and gives him lots to do and lots to look forward to. Simon's caring ways with the kitten earn him a nickname--and a place in the hearts of readers of all ages.
Judith Byron Schachner's inimitable charcoal-and-watercolor pictures capture to expressive perfection the quirks that make cats such delightful, lovable pets and very special family members. A priceless cat's-eye perspective on aging and intergenerational friendship, The Grannyman proves that there is just no limit to the power of love given and received. This is the book for anyone who has ever lived with and loved a cat.
Ms. Schachner has written and illustrated two other books for children, Mr. Emerson's Cook and Willy and May, and she illustrated I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie, by Alison Jackson.
About the Author
Best known for her Skippyjon Jones series, Judy Schachner has illustrated many of her own stories, including the much-loved Grannyman and its companion book, Bits & Pieces. A #1 New York Times Bestseller, Judy is also known for her spirited reading of the Skippyjon stories, for which she won the first E.B. White Read Aloud Award. She lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
"This story...is a pleasure from the ends of its whiskers to the tip of its tail." -Publishers Weekly
"Schachner's warm, emotional, text is echoed in her softly colored illustrations. An endearingly sentimental tale." -School Library Journal