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Don't Tell the Girls: A Family Memoir

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Publisher Comments:

In this sometimes funny, sometimes wistful memoir, two-time Newbery Honor Book award-winning author Patricia Reilly Giff discovers surprising information about, as well as unexpected connections to, her Irish ancestors. The result is a poignant book about the enduring gifts, as well as challenges, our ancestors can leave us.

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"The title of Giff's (Lily's Crossing) warm memoir are the words with which Nana, her late maternal grandmother, began many of the stories she told her granddaughter. 'The girls' were Nana's three daughters, including Giff's mother. Weaving together her memories of her grandmother, as well as snippets of the stories she shared, the author reveals the strong bond between the two and Nana's continued presence in her life. Her close relationship with this grandmother inspired Giff to learn more about Jennie, her paternal grandmother ('If she hadn't died before I was born, would she have shown me pictures, told me I looked like one of her sisters or cousins? Would she have wrapped me in her shawl and sung to me the way Nana had?'). As Giff chronicles her research into Jennie's life — a journey that takes the author to Ireland where, in a poignant moment, she locates the 400-year-old house in which her ancestor was born — the author incorporates anecdotes about other family members as well as engaging details about the period. Neatly bringing her story full circle, Giff encourages her own grandchildren to share the details of their past with their grandchildren ('Maybe it's important for us to know that we share many of the same experiences in life, whether it's in the 1800s, the 1900s, or even in the twenty-first century. Maybe it brings us closer to people'). This affectionate family portrait will appeal to Giff fans of all ages, and anyone with an interest in his or her own genealogy. Ages 10-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780823418138
Author:
Giff, Patricia Reilly
Publisher:
Holiday House
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Children's stories
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Children's stories -- Authorship.
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
700x1200
Age Level:
10-UP

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Product details 144 pages Holiday House - English 9780823418138 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The title of Giff's (Lily's Crossing) warm memoir are the words with which Nana, her late maternal grandmother, began many of the stories she told her granddaughter. 'The girls' were Nana's three daughters, including Giff's mother. Weaving together her memories of her grandmother, as well as snippets of the stories she shared, the author reveals the strong bond between the two and Nana's continued presence in her life. Her close relationship with this grandmother inspired Giff to learn more about Jennie, her paternal grandmother ('If she hadn't died before I was born, would she have shown me pictures, told me I looked like one of her sisters or cousins? Would she have wrapped me in her shawl and sung to me the way Nana had?'). As Giff chronicles her research into Jennie's life — a journey that takes the author to Ireland where, in a poignant moment, she locates the 400-year-old house in which her ancestor was born — the author incorporates anecdotes about other family members as well as engaging details about the period. Neatly bringing her story full circle, Giff encourages her own grandchildren to share the details of their past with their grandchildren ('Maybe it's important for us to know that we share many of the same experiences in life, whether it's in the 1800s, the 1900s, or even in the twenty-first century. Maybe it brings us closer to people'). This affectionate family portrait will appeal to Giff fans of all ages, and anyone with an interest in his or her own genealogy. Ages 10-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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