My Father’s Grandma

(script and illustrations)

A child dreams of meeting his great grandmother, even if she must be « really really really old »… A very truthful book on the experience of childhood.

He manages to convince his parents and goes to visit the famous mother of the mother of his father. A rather special day spent drinking hot chocolate and watching TV while Granny sleeps… An event as ordinary as it is extraordinary, this inter-generational encounter is described with perfect simplicity. Gaëtan Dorémus explores the shift between adulthood and childhood. When death happens, it is a natural event and a logical progression : « I just can’t be as sad as Daddy, it’s normal, it wasn’t my Mommy’s Mommy ». What adult doesn’t remember a similar feeling ? With well chosen words and gentle illustrations, Gaëtan Dorémus, without prudery or sentimentality, captures the nature of childhood, in all its naivety and curiosity.

Format 21 x 17,5 cm
Pagination 40 pages
Published 14 04 16
ISBN 978-2-36902-055-4
Starting age 4 ans


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