Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs

Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs

Book - 1973
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Penguin Putnam
his wonderful generational story, a classic in its own right, celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary in a new, full-color edition, joining the other appealing picture books in which Tomie draws upon his childhood memories. In re-creating the art, Tomie says, ?Creating this art was as emotional an experience for me now as it was then.??In a quietly touching story the author-illustrator depicts loving family relationships so that even the very young reader can understand the concept.??- Publishers Weekly?Children will want to hear this again and again...? -- School Library Journal (starred review)

Baker & Taylor
Four-year-old Tommy enjoys his relationship with both his grandmother and great-grandmother, but eventually learns to face their inevitable death

& Taylor

This picture book of childhood memories has been enhanced with new full-color art in celebration of its twenty-fifth anniversary as a children's classic.

Publisher: New York, NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1973
ISBN: 9780399231087


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A little boy's Sunday visits to his grandmother and great grandmother are recalled with low keyed affection in simple words. After the great grandmother dies, Tommy sees a falling star which his mother says is ""perhaps a kiss from Nana Upstairs,"" and later when Tommy grows... Read More »

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May 27, 2014

A very good , touching story . Based on the true experience of the Author . The Author was so blessed to have this experience and time with his loved ones . Good story about the inevitable death of Grandparents . Well done .

Nov 02, 2011

caring for your family shown in a fabulous, funny way with a bit of a somber ending but such is life!

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