Article Title

Following Grandfather


Jamie Greenwood


Excellent, Intermediate, N/A

Document Type

Book Review


Jenny, a sweet little mouse growing up in Boston, has spent most of her childhood following her grandfather. Grandfather taught Jenny everything she knows, such as the names of all the seashells on Revere Beach and the importance of kindness and self-confidence in spite of social status. Grandfather has lovingly raised Jenny while her parents have been busy running the Italian restaurant that Grandfather himself started when he first came to America from Naples, Italy. But one day, Grandfather is suddenly gone, and Jenny finds herself attending his funeral in disbelief and denial. Jenny spent so much time following Grandfather that without him, she finds herself still looking for him. Jenny comes to accept Grandfather’s passing when she “finds” him among the seashells that he once showed her.