The Not-So-Faraway Adventure by Andrew Larsen

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Theo’s grandfather has been everywhere! Theo loves looking at all the treasure in her Poppa’s trunk. There are pictures of Poppa with Nana and postcards of places faraway. Theo would like to be an explorer like Poppa when she grows up.

Poppa’s birthday is coming soon, and he says he does not need any gifts. Looking at the maps in the trunk gives Theo an idea. She plans a not-so-far-away adventure for Poppa’s birthday. The day is wonderful and it ends with the best cupcakes in the world.

Irene Luxbacher’s whimsical mixed-media illustrations support the lyrical nature of this not-so-faraway adventure. A loving and lovely child and grandparent story. Ages 3 and up. (Kids Can Press)

About the Author

Jenny deGroot is a freelance media review and news writer for The Banner. She lives on Swallowfield Farm near Fort Langley B.C. with her husband, Dennis. Before retirement she worked as a teacher librarian and assistant principal. 

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