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Nana and Me

Special Poems Just for Us

32 pages
Bushel & Peck Books

From the pen of world-reknowned poet, author, and Nana, Jane Yolen, come 19 poems about grandmothers from around the world.

This sweet collection features Nanas who dream and those that sing crying babies to sleep; Nanas who hold hands crossing the street and some that learn Hopscotch; Nanas who color with you and some that go to Zoos; and other Nanas spending precious time with their precious little ones.

From Spanish to Japanese, Swahilli to Yiddish, Scottish to Vietnamese, one thing is clear – No matter what language you say it in…”Grandma” means “Love.”


When Nana Jane Sleeps

Sometimes she snores.

Sometimes she whistles.

Sometimes she is so quiet,

I tiptoe into her room

to make sure she is all right.

She always is.