This collection of three stories support children in understanding, relating to, and honoring the elders in their lives. The narratives create space for families to value the unique wisdom that our elders possess. These stories are a part of the Helping & Healing series and address topics ranging from changing abilities to dementia.
About the Stories
This collection includes:
"Grandpa Redcrest's Memory Nest"
from Sparkle Sleepytime
Little Bluebill, a pileated woodpecker, discovers that his beloved Grandpa Red-Crest is having trouble with his memory. After wrestling with this sad news, his mother suggests a plan to help that offers comfort, excitement, and a special challenge for Little Bluebill.
"The Elders of Smoke Cove"
from By Thistle By Thimble
The tribal people of Elrikone were similar to most other tribes except for one thing — instead of being governed by a warrior king, their leadership consisted of a council of elderly women. Would this council be able to fend off the fiercest tribe in the land when attack is imminent? Luckily, their age and experience help them find a creative solution.
from Martin and Sylvia
When Martin and Sylvia learn that their grandparents will be visiting just in time for Poppi’s birthday, they get busy planning the activities — but then need to curb their enthusiasm when Momma warns them that Poppi won’t be able to join in some of their more active adventures this time. How will the fun change now that their grandparents are getting older?