Item description for Anna's Corn by Barbara Santucci...
Anna is reluctant to plant the kernels of corn her grandpa has left her upon his death, until she realizes that the act will help her remember the times they listened to the music of the corn together.
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Studio: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.76" Width: 8.82" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.81 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2002
Publisher Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
ISBN 0802851193 ISBN13 9780802851192
Availability 0 units.
More About Barbara Santucci
Barbara Santucci is a freelance author and artist who teaches creative writing and art workshops for children and adults. She has written three picture books. Her first picture book, Loon Summer (Eerdmans), dealt with a childs adjustment to her parents separation and was praised for its depiction of unwavering parental love (Associated Press). Barbara lives with her family in Rockford, Illinois.
Barbara Santucci currently resides in Rockford, in the state of Illinois.
Reviews - What do customers think about Anna's Corn?
From Death to Life Oct 30, 2003
This is a beautiful story with a reassuring message, poetically stated, without hitting the reader over the head.
The basic plot is this: Anna and her grandfather have a close, loving relationship. When he dies, she grieves. She fears she has lost him forever. But in carrying out a promise she made to him before his death, she finds her grandfather again, in the things he taught her.
This is an autumn story-- it begins and ends in fall-- and the cycle of the seasons mirrors Anna's grieving process. The illustrations are soft and tender.
I told this story to a multi-generational group; the children were attentive, and the adults were moved.
This book would be useful for a family anticipating the death of a grandparent, as well as for those grieving a death.