My Grandfather Loved the Stars


An illustrated story about a little girl who shares a love of the stars with her grandfather and who uses that love to help reconcile herself to his death.


"The quiet and philosophical tone of the book make it suited for children aged seven and up ... For a child who is grieving or needs to be prepared for the death of a beloved grandparent, this book may help."

The Observer (February, 1994)

"Julie Lawson has given us another perfect pearl in this deceptively simple story of a young girl and her grandfather. This story actually strings a number of pearls together to create a book both children and adults will treasure. Karen, the story's narrator, receives many gifts from her grandfather ... In the beauty of Lawson's prose, we receive the gifts as well."

CBRA (January, 1992)

"My Grandfather Loved the Stars will be a welcome addition to both school and public libraries. It is a relatively sophisticated picture book best suited for school-age children and for nostalgic adults remembering the power of family storytelling and its place in the cycle of our lives."

bcla reporter (September, 1993)

About the Author

Julie Lawson

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Julie Lawson

Julie Lawson is the author of more than twenty children's and young adult titles. Her books have won the Sheila A. Egoff Literature Prize and been nominated for numerous awards, including various Forest of Reading Awards and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.