""Listen to the corn, Anna, "
Grandpa said. "It makes
its own kind of music."
The music of the corn is beautiful to Anna, just like Grandpa's raspy, crackling voice. When winter comes, though, Grandpa dies. Annahangs onto the dried kernels of corn Grandpa had given her, butshe wonders if she will ever hear the corn's music again. Then sheremembers her promise to Grandpa . . .
Anna's Corn portrays the love between a grandparent andgrandchild and gently looks at loss and grief and the hope of newlife. Barbara Santucci's simple story reassures young readers thatmemories can help heal our sadness, while Lloyd Bloom'spoignant images capture the changing seasons of nature and life.