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Sweet, Sweet Memory

by Jacqueline Woodson

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This story is about a young girl, Sarah, whose grandfather has passed away. As the family grieves together, they share their sweet memories of the grandfather. Although Sarah misses her grandfather, she cherishes the time she has had with him and the memories that she will keep with her forever. He may be gone, but the memories will live forever. I loved this story, it is something anyone who has lost a loved one can connect to. The illustrations are absolutely stunning. Floyd Cooper has done a beautiful job making these realistic pictures that brought the story to life. The death of the loved one is not easy, but this story shows the reader to cherish the memories and the mark that person left in your life. As always, Jacqueline Woodson has done a wonderful job! ( )
  hjaber | Mar 29, 2016 |
Story of loss of a loved grandparent and the sweet memories that remain. A book that is full of grief and love and life. Illustrations resemble paintings of photographs adding to the feel of this story about the circle of life and how life goes on. ( )
  TashaWhite | Feb 18, 2016 |
a book about a young girl who has lost her grandfather. The family attends the funeral and is dealing with the loss
ages 4-7
source pierce county library
  bethjones | Jun 6, 2015 |
A little girl's grandpa dies and her family gathers for the funeral and to remember their lost loved one. The girl is surrounded by her family and listens to them as they recall their favorite memories. The little girl does not want to share a memory, but when pressed she opens up and shares. This book does a good job showing children how various people handle death. This book is easily relatable for children. ( )
  mferaci | Apr 9, 2015 |
An African American girl is transitioning from her grandfather's death. Her grandfather, while alive would grow plants. Now that he is gone, her relatives come to give condolences to remind her of her great grandfather. Now, she will grow plants like her grandfather. This becomes her sweet memory as the title of the book. A must read for K-3 grad because it has a point. Her grandfather dies, she is saddened a bit, but pulls her feet back up and works her way up again. ( )
  sabdelaz | Feb 9, 2014 |
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A child and her grandmother feel sad when Grandpa dies, but as time passes, funny memories of him make them laugh and feel better.

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