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Leah visits her grandparents every summer, but this year is different. Her grandfather has passed away. Leah and Gramm do the things they always do, but Leah doesn't talk about Poppy -- she can't even sit in his chair. Finally, after a long talk with Gramm, Leah is able to express her fears about death, to think about Poppy, and to feel happy about her memories.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Scholastic (first published 1993)
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Season Neal
Jan 25, 2012 Season Neal rated it liked it
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A sad story about a little girl who has lost her grandfather and is having difficulty dealing with the loss. She can't even bring herself to sit in Poppy's chair because of her sadness. However, her grandmother helps her through this difficult time and together they are able to remember Poppy as the great man he was. A good story for teaching students about dealing with grief and loss.
Ashley Greenfield
May 16, 2012 Ashley Greenfield rated it liked it
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This is a sad story about a little girl trying to deal with the loss of her grandfather. It's a good story that teaches children that expressing their fears and emotions, can help them understand the situation better.
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About a little girl who visits her grandma for the first time after her grandpa passed away.
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I remember reading this book when I was little and knowing I was Leah
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Karen Hesse is an American author of children's literature and literature for young adults, often with historical settings. Her novel Out of the Dust was the winner of the 1998 Newbery Medal and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. In 2002, Hesse was a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship.

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