How Do I Pray for Grandpa?

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William Kimber Laura Alary

32 PP | 8" x 9"
Paper
ISBN: 978-1-77064-682-7

Miriam's Grandpa gets ill one day and everyone in the family is worried. Miriam asks God to make Grandpa better, but he stays sick. During this time, Miriam finds that there are many ways to see and speak to God, and that prayer may not be answered in the way we would like it. She learns that prayer can be like many things – bubbles in the wind, or water being soaked up by plant roots, and that prayer can always comfort, whether we are aware of it or not. This book is a gentle exploration of how children might pray, and how adults can help them understand some of the mystery of prayer.

William Kimber, Illustrator

William Kimber grew up in the countryside of southern Ontario and has always enjoyed drawing and painting. For more than 40 years he has been a freelance illustrator working and living in Toronto. Almost all of his illustrations have been for young people.

Laura Alary, Author

Laura Alary is a teacher, preacher, storyteller and author. Born and raised in Halifax, she studied Classics at Dalhousie University, theology at Knox College, and New Testament at The University of St. Michael’s College, where she earned her Ph.D. More recently she has been pursuing a different kind of learning as the mother of three children.

 Laura is always searching for creative ways to weave together her various interests. For instance, her background in biblical interpretation informs her writing, most notably in her book Is This Story True? Similarly, Laura’s love of scripture and the power of story informs her work as children’s worship coordinator at Guildwood Community Presbyterian Church and as a denominational trainer for the Montessori-based program Children and Worship.

 Laura loves to sing, especially Mediaeval and Renaissance choral music, attempts to practise yoga and karate, and continues to write and publish picture books for children, including Jesse’s Surprise Gift, Mira and the Big StoryVictor’s Pink Pyjamas and How Do I Pray for Grandpa?.