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Picture Book
Pages: 32
Themes: Clock-making, aging, illness
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/03/2006
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"Slow and steady," that's how you make a grandfather clock.

Grandpa should know. He and Cayley have made nineteen clocks together. Now they are making Cayley's very own, a Lord Nelson. Then, one night, Cayley awakes to the sound of a siren. Grandpa is gone. Cayley is scared by what she sees when she is allowed to visit him in the hospital. But scared or not, she knows what Grandpa needs, and she tells him, "Slow and steady" as he heals. The Lord Nelson clock waits, patiently, to be finished.

School Library Journal - November 28, 2006
"gives hope and illuminates the value of intergenerational relationships…[a] well-crafted story [that] would strengthen any collection."
The United Church Observer - July 1, 2006
"Warm, detailed art and text."
by: Helen Norrie, CM Magazine - March 3, 2006
4**** out of 4
"Warm and endearing. Highly recommended."
Quill & Quire - February 1, 2006
"The ticking of a clock, the ticking of a heart. Rachna Gilmore's new story is a richly textured tale of family relationships."


CCBC Our Choice  | 2007 | Commended

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