I HAVE FOUR NAMES FOR MY GRANDFATHER by Kathryn Lasky

I HAVE FOUR NAMES FOR MY GRANDFATHER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The four names, anticlimactically, are Poppy, Pop, Grandpa and Gramps--""But with all four names he's always the same grandfather for me."" The rest of this tender, annotated photo album is just as expectable. We see the man and the boy running, fishing, planting flowers, inspecting a locomotive, etc., and we're told that ""Grandpa and I play a lot"" and that Gramp has four hats, makes funny faces, etc.--""But best of all when I am sad, he hugs me very close and says: 'I love you, Tom.' "" As seen, Tom and his grandfather are a happy pair, but their story is an exercise in banality.

Pub Date: Aug. 19th, 1976
Publisher: Little, Brown