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June 14, 2016

Lissa Schroeder's GRAMMA DARLING

 A Season of Childhood
Spent at a
Dear Grandmother's House

Lissa Schroeder

Illustrated by
Doron Ben-Ami


A gifted teacher, an engaging public speaker, and a licensed minister. She has taught all over Alaska at youth conferences, ladies' retreats, home school workshops and more. Mostly she has raised three awesome kids, homeschooling from preschool to med school. She lives in Fairbanks, Alaska, with her husband and youngest son, where she owns and runs a curriculum supply store.

Freelance illustrator, photographer,and musician, living and working  in Brookfield Connecticut. He has illustrated hundreds of book covers,advertisements, posters, children's books, and calendars. He also creates illustrations for storyboards and animatics, assisting in the production of nationally broadcast TV commercials, Most recently he has expended his professional offerings to video and animation. When not creating visual imagery, he performs in the western Connecticut area with his jazz band, and in a duo with his daughter. He has two grown children and lives with his wife in Brookfield, Connecticut.. 

(from Amazon)
It is truly extraordinary, the difference one woman can make in the life of a child. Beautifully written and stunningly illustrated, this delightful book for children, parents, and grandparents paints a nostalgic picture of unhurried summer days at a dear grandmother's house. Seen and felt through the eyes of a child, every discovery is full of innocence and wonder; from an attic brimming with treasures to running through the fields at twilight catching fireflies. You will laugh and remember your own childhood and feel as though you are there sharing in all the small adventures of her little world; the baby birds, the gardening, the stormy days, and bedtime baths. And through it all, in the background, is Gramma Darling and her laughter. You sense the atmosphere of nurturing, protection, and worth that she provides; and far more importantly, you get a glimpse into the wisdom of a woman whose genuine genius for simply loving, inspires wholehearted lifetime devotion. It will leave you uplifted and looking for ways to spend quality time with the little ones in your own life.
  • Hardcover: 30 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (January 26, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478757906
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478757900

Remember Grandma and how she was a second Momma to you at times.  I remember spending so much time with Grandma especially on the weekends.  She lived down the street from us.  She had such an influence on me and my sister.  This book by Ms Schroeder is simply a loving book that will bring back so many good memories of your own Grandma.  The story is based on actual memories.  It is the author's way of honoring a wondering, inspiring and influential person in her life.   I remember going to Grandma's on Saturday.  First it was the day you went to town and the grocery store.  What a thrill it was when Grandma would take you to Kresgee's Five and Dime Store and you would get a lemonade at the soda fountain.  Then after shopping you would go home and the afternoon was for baking.  What wonderful pastries, cookies and treats.  This book will take you through the author's wonderful memories of a childhood spent with Grandma. the reader, will  relate so much to this wonderful story of times past, but times fondly remembered.  You'll remember how much Grandma loved you and you definitely will feel it as you turn these pages.  Along with the story are some lovely illustrations, simply lovely.  At the end of the book is the recipe for Gramma Darling's Chocolaty Cherry Cake.  I tried it and it is yummy.   This is a wonderful book to add to a child's bookshelf and a must for adults also.  

I received a complimentary copy of GRAMMA DARLING from the author, Lissa Schroeder in exchange for my unbiased view.

I would give this book 5 STARS.


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