Academic journal article Language Arts

When I Am Old with You

Academic journal article Language Arts

When I Am Old with You

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When I Am Old with You Written by Angela Johnson Illustrated by David Soman Orchard Books, 1990, unpaged, ISBN 978-0- 5310-7035-2

The loving relationship between a young boy and his grandfather is remarkably told in this award-winning book. As each page is turned, the expressive text and vivid illustrations unite eloquently to tell the story of a boy's dreams of sharing unique and memorable experiences with his grandfather as they grow old together. Their love is undeniable as the boy visualizes the two of them holding conversations in rocking chairs, going fishing in the old canoe, playing cards under an old tree, looking at old pictures and rummaging through cedar chests in the attic, having breakfast on the porch, visiting the ocean, riding through grassy fields, taking long walks along the woods, and more. …

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