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Celia and Nonna is a significant and heart-warming picture book about the special bond between children and grandparents -- and what happens when life changes. Grandparents ageing is a universal experience, yet it is rarely told in picture book form. In this story, young Celia finds a delightful and positive way to navigate this confusing time. Free shipping worldwide on w ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2014 by Ford Street Publishing
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Paul Collins
Sep 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Celia and Nonna
Author: Victoria Lane
Illustrator: Kayleen West
RRP $24.95 HC, $14.95 PB
ISBN: 9781925000603 HC 9781925000610 PBVictoria LaneCelia and Nonna

Celia and Nonna is an uplifting picture book tenderly written by Victoria Lane and warmly illustrated by Kayleen West. It tells the story of the special bond that exists between Celia and her grandmother Nonna. Celia's visits to Nonna's house are filled with warm, cuddly moments full of magic and joy. Nonna's home is full of delicious smells, as
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 Creative Kids Tales
Sep 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Celia and her grandmother, Nonna, have a loving relationship with regular sleepovers at Nonna’s house where Celia gets the kind of special treatment for which grandparents are renowned. Celia has a collection of favourite playthings at Nonna’s house. She cooks treats with Nonna and when it is bedtime, Nonna reads stories to Celia until she is ready for sleep. However, when Nonna becomes too forgetful to live independently, she must move into a new and smaller home and Celia must adjust to the li ...more
My Little
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
There is something so precious about children spending quality time with their grandparents. Every word and every image, beautifully interwoven by author Victoria Lane and illustrator Kayleen West, pour warmth and affection out of this book and into the hearts of its’ readers.

”Celia loves sleepovers at Nonna’s house.” And Nonna just cherishes the moments they spend together; baking cakes and biscotti, cuddling and reading bedtime stories. But one day Nonna begins to forget things, and she moves
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Romi Sharp
Dec 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There is something so precious about children spending quality time with their grandparents. Every word and every image, beautifully interwoven by author Victoria Lane and illustrator Kayleen West, pour warmth and affection out of this book and into the hearts of its’ readers.


”Celia loves sleepovers at Nonna’s house.” And Nonna just cherishes the moments they spend together; baking cakes and biscotti, cuddling and reading bedtime stories. But one day Nonna begins to forget things, and she moves
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Celia and Nonna, by Victoria Lane, is the story of a young girl who cherishes her visits with her Nonna. But when Nonna starts to forget things, she moves into a home where people can help her remember the things she must. At first Celia does not like Nonna's new home; it smells like lemons and vinegar and the walls are gray and bare. But then Celia finds a way to hold onto the fond memories she and her Nonna shared together.

Celia and Nonna is a heartwarming story about change, adapting, and fi
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Kayleen West
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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I write picture books and chapter books for children aged zero to eight.

Long before I started writing for children, I wrote for grown-ups. I still do both. My other self is Victoria Thieberger, an accomplished financial journalist. I've lived and worked in New York, London, Sydney and Melbourne.My articles have been published in the world’s leading media including The New York Times, The Washingt
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