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Grandma’s Gift
by Eric Velasquez, Illustrated by Eric Velasquez

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    List Price: $16.99
    Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Picture Book
    ISBN13: 9780802720825
    Imprint: Walker Childrens
    Publisher: Walker and Co
    Parent Company: Walker and Co
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    Book Description:

    This prequel to Eric Velasquez’s biographical picture book Grandma’s Records is the story of a Christmas holiday that young Eric spends with his grandmother. After they prepare their traditional Puerto Rican celebration, Eric and Grandma visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a school project, where he sees a painting by Diego Velasquez and realizes for the first time that he could be an artist when he grows up. Grandma witnesses his fascination, and presents Eric with the perfect Christmas gift-a sketchbook and colored pencils-to use in his first steps toward becoming an artist. A heartwarming story of self-discovery, Grandma’s Gift is a celebration of the special bond between a grandparent and grandchild.




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