Mile High Apple Pie

Laura Langston, Lindsey Gardiner (Illustrator)

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    Abstract

    A wonderfully moving account of a girl’s relationship with her grandmother. My Grandma’s not the wrinkled kind; she’s the special kind instead. She wears trainers with yellow laces and she laughs very loud. She remembers lots of things like milk carts and special songs. But some days, her remembering is not so good… As time passes, this little girl grows up and her grandma grows older. Even if at times coming to terms with Grandma’s not remembering is difficult, there are still some very special things Grandma does remember – like how to make mile-high apple pie. And when Grandma suddenly can’t remember who Margaret is, Margaret reassures her: “I am Margaret. I am your remembering.”
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherRandom House Children's books
    ISBN (Print)0370327365
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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    Langston, L., & Gardiner, L. (2004). Mile High Apple Pie. Random House Children's books.
    Langston, Laura ; Gardiner, Lindsey. / Mile High Apple Pie. Random House Children's books, 2004.
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