The Squirrell That remembered Author:Dana Saintsbury Green (and illustrator) Pleasant story of a grey squirrel living in Central Park. — Amazing, charmingly Manara-like or Charles de Lint line illustrations. — Unlike most squirrels, Grandma Nutcracker could not only remember where she buried her store of nuts, but she could also remember details about her early life in London and the trip across the ocean when she came to ... more »live in New York.
The story is interspersed with Grandma's recollections and a human love affair to create meaning and appeal for young readers.
Writing style sample:
"While Nutmeg was making friends with the English girl Grandma was making friends with Bill. She liked the smell of his tweed coat, which he had bought on a visit to England. He fed her with pieces of ham fat from his sandwiches and somethines he talked with her aloud, as if he knew she could understand and sympathize, a habit which pleased her."« less