Author(s): Allison Paterson
A touching tale that captures both the past and present in a story of family ties and childhood adventures. Granny's Place is a touching; whimsical tale of family ties and the special place a grandparent has in the heart of a child. Granny and Pa's farm was the best place in the world, brimming with treasures of the past and endless adventures to be had ...but time brings change. Regardless of uncertainty, there is an enduring love for Granny, and special childhood memories to be cherished forever. Delightful illustrations bring the past to life and capture the fun of cousins gathering in a country kitchen and planning adventures amongst the beauty of rural Australia in the 1960s. Granny's Place enriches both the understanding of the time and Australias past identity, through a wonderful story that celebrates the special bond between grandparent and child. The targeted early childhood audience will share in the delight of adventure while gently being encouraged to accept that change comes with the rhythms of life.
Allison Marlow Paterson is a teacher librarian and author of Anzac Sons: Five Brothers on the Western Front and the adult version Anzac Sons: Five Brothers in the War to End All Wars, true accounts of the service of her grandfather and his brothers on the Western Front. Granny's Place, while a fictional story for children, is based on the author's childhood memories of her much-loved grandparents, the joy of the family gatherings on their small farm in central Victoria and her own reflections on the changes that life brings.