Really and Truly

Really and Truly

Book - 2011
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Charlie's grandpa used to tell him all kinds of magical stories when he was young. But now a terrible disease has stolen away Grandpa's memory, his words, and even his smile. Charlie decides to try to reconnect with his grandpa by telling him some of the old stories they used to share.
Publisher: Toronto : Owlkid Books, c2011
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill
ISBN: 9781926973401
Branch Call Number: je Riva
Additional Contributors: Quinn, Sarah.
Delisle, Anne-Claire


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UPSHAWSTARS Apr 18, 2013

The Upshawstars like Here Comes Hortense because we were able to make a lot of connections with ourselves and other books that we have read and Nans, the boy, Hortense and grandpa!

DavidLewislibrary Mar 06, 2013

Ms. El-Behery's class liked this book. We liked the stories that the grandpa told his grandson. We also liked the way the grandson tried to help the grandpa. He told him stories that he used to tell him. Grandpa smiled and laughed and even ate his food.
Ms. M's class liked how this story reminds us of traditions in culture that are passed on from generation to generation from our grandparents. We liked
how Charlie learned the stories from his grandpa, then retold them to
his grandpa when he lost his memory. If somebody loses their memory,
they can still smile and be happy if you tell them the things they taught you.

littlereader3388 Jan 08, 2013

A beautiful story with colourful illustrations.

n_blue Nov 28, 2012

"Really and Truly is one of those books that parents hope they will never need, but it's a must-have for any family dealing with a loved one suffering from dementia...will leave adult readers teary, but will be especially poignant, relevant, and helpful for parents struggling to put dementia into terms that younger children can understand."
- Blake Eligh, Senior Editor at, Quill & Quire

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