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  • Winner, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, 1995
  • Short-listed, Mr. Christie's Book Award, 1995
  • Short-listed, Dimensional Illustrators Award, 1995
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 1995
  • Commended, IBBY International Honour List, Illustration, 1995
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 1995
  • Commended, Canadian Bookseller's Fall selections , 1994
  • Commended, Canadian Materials Best of the Year list , 1994

Gifts Canadian Title

By Jo Ellen Bogart   Illustrated by Barbara Reid   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9780590249355 Paperback
36 Pages | 8.09" x 9.66" | Ages 5 to 8

My grandma went a-travelling, said:

"What would you have me bring?"
"Not much," said I,
"Just a piece of the sky,
and a hundred songs I can sing..."

Grandma is taking a trip around the world, and she's bringing back wonderful gifts for everyone!

Raves & reviews:

"... a cheerful and poignant evocation of the bond between the old and the young, and the special gifts of shared experience." —Today's Parent

"Barbara Reid's plasticine art is absolutely magical... Jo Ellen Bogart's lyrical, rhyming text is full of love and wonder. — The London Free Press

"A real delight." — The Vancouver Sun