I Miss My Grandpa


By Jin Xiaojing

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A 2019 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book

For fans of Ed Young and Peter Sis, this breathtaking picture book, from LBYR’s first Emerging Artist Award Winner, Jin Xiaojing, is the perfect read for anyone who has lost a loved one.

A young girl has never met her grandpa. He passed away before she was born, but she misses him every day. She often wonders…what did he look like?

Grandma says: His face was shaped like the moon, his mouth was good at telling stories, and his hair was as curly as a bird’s nest.

With the help of her grandma and the rest of her loving family, will this young girl be able to imagine her grandpa’s face in her mind–and feel the love that he shared with others?

  • Praise for I Miss My Grandpa:
    A New York Times Best Children's Books of 2019 Selection
    *"A luminous celebration of what we share and inherit from our elders."
    Kirkus, starred review
  • *"A tender and poignant resource for any child reckoning with the absence of a grandparent."
    Publishers Weekly
  • "....its wondering nature and peaceful spreads could even make this an unusual bedtime read..."
  • "Perfect for children who have lost a grandparent or wonder about one they never had a chance to meet."
    Working Mother
  • "The jury thought the use of illustration in I Miss My Grandpa was particularly strong - a variety of visual styles are skillfully dispatched to deftly explore the idea of ancestry and absence. What makes us unique also binds us together."
    The New York Times

On Sale
Sep 3, 2019
Page Count
40 pages

Jin Xiaojing

About the Author

Jin Xiaojing is an illustrator based in New York City. She is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, and the author of Here You Are and The Gift Falls Off, both published in China, as well as the winner of the Xinyi Picture Book Good Book award. She was also the winner of the Little, Brown Emerging Artist Award. I Miss My Grandpa is her debut picture book in the United States. You can visit her website at jinxiaojing.com.

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