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Grandpa's boat
Michael Catchpool
Andersen Press
UK Publication Date

Since Grandpa's death, his family have left his boat, The Periwinkle, untouched and unused.
But one day they decide to repair the boat in memory of Grandpa, and find that it is better to remember than to forget.

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Michael Catchpool was formerly a primary school headteacher, and is now curriculum advisor on English and Drama for Hertfordshire LEA.
He is married with two young children, and currently lives in Royston.
He has previously written picture books for Little Tiger Press and Gullane.

"The text has a dream-like quality, as do the stunning pastel illustrations with soft edges and jewel-like colours. A quality book that will provide comfort and reassurance."
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"Sensitively written and beautifully drawn"
The Bookseller

"SPRING HIGHLIGHT: A beautifully told story that explores how a family come to terms with the death of a Grandpa."
The Bookseller

"The touching words and the softly realistic pastel illustrations bring warmth, light and colour to a very positive treatment of bereavement."
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"Williams' realistic pastel pictures are beautifully rendered with soft edges and brilliant, intense hues (with) a warm, light-filled quality."
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Keyword Index
Grandfathers - Death - Pictorial works - Juvenile fiction.|Boats and boating - Maintenance and repair - Pictorial works - Juvenile fiction.
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