Stories Grandparents Tell About Their Grandchildren

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Stories Grandparents Tell About Their Grandchildren is a touching and humorous collection of anecdotes and memories from grandparents about their grandchildren. From the pranks and charm of small tots to the adventures and achievements of older grandchildren, these stories are sure to strike a familiar chord in anyone who is -- or has -- a grandparent. Both personal and universal, this collection is about real life and the challenges and wonders of the world we live in. Most of all, there are no unhappy endings: grandparents know all about persevering and overcorming, and the common thread throughout their stories is their affirmation of life.

Stories Grandparents Tell About Their Grandchildren is a perfect read for every matriarch and patriarch in your family, and for the people who love them.

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Publisher
Harper Collins
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Published on
Dec 28, 2010
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9780062030986
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / Parenting / Grandparenting
Humor / Topic / Marriage & Family
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