Sun & Spoon (Hardcover)
|Author: Kevin Henkes|
|It has been only two months since Spoon Gilmore's grandmother died, but already he is worried that he will forget her. Spoon's life doesn't leave him much time to think, so he does something he soon regrets but cannot admit. With empathy and sensitivity Caldecott Honor recipient Kevin Henkes has created a poignant story of painful loss and amazing discovery.|
From the Publisher:
It had been only two months since Spoon Gilmore's grandmother died, but already he was worried that he would forget her. That's why he needed something of Gram's - something special that had belonged to her, something to remember her by.
Spoon wasn't quite sure what the something was, though he knew he would know it when he saw it. But Spoon's little sister, Joanie, did not leave him much time to look. She was always following him, demanding attention. Spoon didn't have the time he needed to think, or perhaps he wouldn't have done what he did.
02 Nutmeg State Children's Book Award Masterlist and 00-01 Young Reader's Choice Award Program Masterlist
"Like Henkes's other novels, this is more restrained in tone than his picture books, but it is infused with the same good humor, wisdom, and respect for children's hearts and minds that characterize all his works." 06/01/1997 New York Times Book Review
"...not just another tale about the death of a grandmother. Rather, it is centered in that uncomfortable preadolescent limbo where Spoon, neither child nor adult, is temporarily stranded. Nostalgically, Spoon remembers when his father used to toss him in the air and flip him up on his shoulder, but knows he's too big for that now." - Elizabeth Spires 11/16/1997 Five Owls
"Henkes takes you directly inside this boy's private, unsayable feelings and thoughts, enabling you to know him more precisely than it's sometimes possible to know a child or grandchild of your own....Weighty though this subject is, Henkes's touch is light and deft. This book is fresh, delightful from start to end." - Doris Orgel September/October 1997