Bawden, Nina. Granny the Pag. New York: Clarion Books, 1995 - From a young age, Catriona has lived with her grandmother, whom she calls a Pag, which to Cat means someone special and powerful who can make things happen. Now Catriona's actor/actress parents want Cat to live with them and she fights a custody battle to remain in her grandmother's care.
Creech, Sharon. Walk Two Moons. New York: HarperCollins Children's Books, 1994 - As thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle and her grandparents drive from Ohio to Idaho to find Salamanca's mother, who has left suddenly, Sal tells her grandparents the story of her friend, Phoebe Winterbottom, whose mother also disappears.
Johnson, Angela. Toning the Sweep. New York: Orchard Books, 1993 - Emily's grandmother, Ola, is dying of cancer, and Emily and her mother travel to the desert to help Ola pack her belongings. As a gift to her grandmother, Emily videotapes the people and places in the desert that are special to Ola and in doing so learns about her family.
Koertge, Ron. Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright. New York: Orchard Books, 1994 - Once an expert cowboy and outdoorsman, Jesse's grandfather, Pappy, is failing - he forgets things and loses his way in familiar surroundings. When Pappy insists that he has seen tiger tracks up in the mountains, Jessie, worried that his mother is going to place Pappy in a retirement home, lies to protect his grandfather and learns that lies can have dangerous consequences.
Peck, Richard. A Long Way from Chicago. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1998 - For seven summers Joey and Mary Alice Dowdel travel from their home in Chicago to visit their grandmother in rural Illinois. Each year brings another adventure with the local townsfolk and each story illustrates life during the Great Depression.
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