Book Review of A Grandma’s Magic
The Children’s Book Review
Written by Charlotte Offsay
Illustrated by Asa Gilland
Ages 3+ | 32 Pages
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers | ISBN-13: 9780593376003
What to Expect: Grandmothers, Grandchildren, Family Connection, and Intergeneration Story
A Grandma’s Magic is an inspirationally crafted story that captures the precious memories that children will treasure with their grandmas for years to come, even when they are physically distant.
What is so remarkable about this book is the diverse representation of families and grandmas and the things they do together, making it an incredibly inclusive and vital addition to any library or home collection. The author, Charlotte Offsay, has masterfully woven her words and imparted in them a magical quality that will enchant and delight readers of all ages. Asa Gilland’s illustrations are breathtaking and will take the reader on a visual journey that captivates the eye and heart and elevates the magical essence of the story.
A Grandma’s Magic is highly recommended for story hours, family collections, or any reader looking to embrace that special connection that exists between grandmas and their grandkids. It makes a stunning gift for both grandparents and young ones, marking the importance of this loving and treasured relationship.
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About the Author
CHARLOTTE OFFSAY was born in England, grew up in Boston, and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two small children. Through her work, Charlotte hopes to make children laugh, inspire curiosity, and create a magical world where her readers can lose themselves time and time again.
Charlotte’s debut picture books include The Big Beach Cleanup, illustrated by Kate Rewse (Albert Whitman), and How to Return a Monster, illustrated by Rea Zhai (Beaming Books).
Learn more about Charlotte’s work at charlotteoffsay.com and follow her on Twitter at @COffsay and on Instagram at @picturebookrecommendations. Charlotte is represented by Nicole Geiger at Full Circle Literary.
About the Illustrator
Åsa Gilland is an illustrator who comes from a background in graphic and surface design. She works in a combination of traditional and digital media, and besides illustrating a number of children’s books, her work has been featured in editorialsBianca Schulze reviewed Mango, Abuela, and Me. Discover more books like Mango, Abuela, and Me by reading our reviews and articles tagged with Family and Culture. and on textiles and stationery.
Ȧsa has lived in seven countries and loves to travel near and far with her two sons. She now lives in Indonesia with her family and two cats. Learn more about her work at asagilland.com, and follow her on Instagram at @asagilland.
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Bianca Schulze reviewed A Grandma’s Magic by Charlotte Offsay and Asa Gilland.