Vacation (8-11yrs)


Summer vacation was almost over. I’d had the garden, the fields, the Shady Forest, the lake, and grandpa all to  myself. But then this patch of gray showed up, like a big cloud.

Time moves slowly on vacation. And for someone who has spent a long time entertaining themselves and has had the garden, the kitchen, forest paths, the lake, and even Grandpa all to herself, it can be hard to invite another in on the fun. So when a young girl’s grandfather brings an elephant home to stay, she is not pleased at all. Nostalgic and often dreamlike, this wordless story is about interrupted solitude, learning to be together with another, and how the choices we make deeply affect our lives.


  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 - 6
  • Hardcover: 128 pages

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