Maud and Grand-Maud
Here is a celebration of the unique bond between grandparents and grandchildren. Maud loves the weekends when she stays at her grandma's house. There's always breakfast for supper, matching nightgowns, black-and-white movies, and--best of all--someone to listen to her dreams for her life as a grown-up. But what makes the visits extra special is what Grand-Maud has hidden in an old chest under Maud's bed. She may find a paint set, a toy, homemade cookies, or hand-knit mittens or sweaters. Best of all is when Maud finds something that belonged to Grand-Maud when she was a little girl. In this story of family togetherness, Maud wants to be just like Grand-Maud when she grows up.

Maud and Grand-Maud Details

TitleMaud and Grand-Maud
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 18th, 2020
PublisherRandom House Books for Young Readers
ISBN-139780399554599
Rating
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Family, Cultural, Canada

Maud and Grand-Maud Review

  • Briar's Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    Maud and Grand-Maud is a lovely book about a relationship between a Grandmother and Granddaughter.This book is just so sweet. It's familial ties and bonding in it makes my heart sing. It's honestly one of the greatest little picture books I've picked up lately. It's so sweet and wholesome! I highly recommend it if you want a sweet, little read to sink into with your little ones. It also has beautiful yet soft illustrations that really tie the story together. Four out of five stars.Thank you to N Maud and Grand-Maud is a lovely book about a relationship between a Grandmother and Granddaughter.This book is just so sweet. It's familial ties and bonding in it makes my heart sing. It's honestly one of the greatest little picture books I've picked up lately. It's so sweet and wholesome! I highly recommend it if you want a sweet, little read to sink into with your little ones. It also has beautiful yet soft illustrations that really tie the story together. Four out of five stars.Thank you to NetGalley and Tundra Books for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
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  • Etienne
    January 1, 1970
    4,5/5. A cute story with stunning artwork about a girl and her grand-mother. The book is all about family, and how grand-parents can bring something to their grand-children, their experience, their memories, their skill. Truly a beautiful message in this book. I like it!
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  • La Coccinelle
    January 1, 1970
    This is a book that reinforces gender and family norms, and won't be suitable for kids whose grandparents aren't really in the picture.Maud loves to spend the weekends at Grand-Maud's house. They watch black-and-white movies, eat breakfast for supper, and wear matching nightgowns. Grand-Maud lets Maud think that everything was black-and-white in the olden days, and encourages her to have a whole herd of children while living on an author's salary. (Okay, so maybe I'm being a little snarky here, This is a book that reinforces gender and family norms, and won't be suitable for kids whose grandparents aren't really in the picture.Maud loves to spend the weekends at Grand-Maud's house. They watch black-and-white movies, eat breakfast for supper, and wear matching nightgowns. Grand-Maud lets Maud think that everything was black-and-white in the olden days, and encourages her to have a whole herd of children while living on an author's salary. (Okay, so maybe I'm being a little snarky here, but if Maud thinks she's going to be able to support seven children by writing, she might be in for a bit of a surprise.)While the premise is sort of cute, I can see it being problematic for some kids. I lived on the opposite side of the country from my grandparents, and I think a book like this would've made me ache with longing... and also be jealous of my cousins who lived closer. Also, Maud seems to be an only grandchild; if she were one of seven (like the family she wants to have), she probably wouldn't get the undivided attention (and showering of gifts) from her grandmother.I guess there's nothing objectively wrong with this. But it's going to appeal most to a very specific audience.Thank you to NetGalley and Tundra Books for providing a digital ARC.
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  • Edward Sullivan
    January 1, 1970
    A beautifully crafted, joyful and touching portrait of the close, loving bond between a girl and her grandmother.
  • Melanie McFarlane
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely adorable with gorgeous illustrations. I love the touching story of a quiet sleepover with Maud and her Grand-Maud. This reminds me of times with my own grandmother (especially tv trays and a late show) and how my children have also had special sleepovers with their grandmothers. A truly timeless story that I'm sure will be enjoyed for generations to come.
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  • Shauna Morrison
    January 1, 1970
    I requested and received an e-ARC of this book from Sara O’Leary and Penguin Random House Canada through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.This was a sweet story about the special bond between a grandmother and her granddaughter and how small things become special memories. This would make a great gift for a grandmother to give to her new granddaughter.
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  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    The bond between grandparent and grandchild is an incredibly powerful one. There is a trust and a safety with one’s grandparents and the bond is such, if nurtured by grandparents and parents, that grandchildren can view their grandparent as the person they turn to when things get difficult. In Maud and Grand-Maud Sara O’Leary explores the relationship between a little girl named Maud and her namesake. On “special Saturdays” Maud gets to spend time with Grand-Maud. There are special PJs, movies a The bond between grandparent and grandchild is an incredibly powerful one. There is a trust and a safety with one’s grandparents and the bond is such, if nurtured by grandparents and parents, that grandchildren can view their grandparent as the person they turn to when things get difficult. In Maud and Grand-Maud Sara O’Leary explores the relationship between a little girl named Maud and her namesake. On “special Saturdays” Maud gets to spend time with Grand-Maud. There are special PJs, movies and lots of stories. There is a special suitcase with a surprise in it for Maud every time she comes.Author Sara O’Leary perfectly captures all the magic of this inter generational relationship in her simply beautiful words. Kenard Pak’s illustrations with muted colours compliment this story to a tee and have somewhat of a Madeline quality to them. The illustrations are not too busy with large two page spreads to fully capture Maud and Grand-Maud’s time together
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  • Engel Dreizehn
    January 1, 1970
    It was warm both in illustrations and prose as the bond between grand-kid and grand parent is highlight...warm monotone (just the way like it) awash with light and the simple yet enjoyable activities they both do paints the feelings.
  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    This is a delightful story about a granddaughter visiting her grandmother. She talks about the special rituals they have during their visit and how she learns about her grandmother and vice versa. The illustrations are gentle and add to the comforting ambiance of the story. A joy to read!
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  • L. Stone
    January 1, 1970
    Wonderful. Another instant classic from Sara O'Leary. Just a lovely, sweet story of intergenerational love. With stunning art!
  • Andréa
    January 1, 1970
    Note: I received an F&G of this book at an ALA conference. Note: I received an F&G of this book at an ALA conference.
  • Lynn
    January 1, 1970
    Touching story of a wonderful relationship between a young girl and her grandmother. The illustrations by Kenard Pak are lovely and understated and perfectly mirror the text. O'Leary has a great gift with dialog and the small moments that make a story authentic. This book warmed my heart!
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