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Asked by swedie on Wed 19, Aug 2009 07:38pm :
I remember having a paperback about a little girl and her Swedish
grandfather. I would love to find it again! At least, find the title and
author. I think the title had "Grandfather" or "Grampa" in it. It was a
picture story (short) book.
Thanks for the memories!
Answer by sweetpug on Fri 28, Aug 2009 02:01pm:
I don't know if this is likely- it's a Whitman Tiny Tot Tale book so it's
very small and it's hardback but it is a cute little book about a girl and
her Swedish grandfather. "Grandpapa and Me" by Dorothy Haas is about a
little girl Jenny- "Yenny" to her Grandpapa. He pronounced all his j's as
y's- "Yumping Yiminy!" He brings her a "yack-in-the-box" as a special
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Comment by annainca on Thu 20, Aug 2009 09:50am:
Comment by swedie on Thu 20, Aug 2009 12:53pm:
Was this a novel or a picture book? Did it take place in Sweden?
is a long shot, since the title doesn't match, but there is a trilogy
about a little girl named Nancy and her Swedish grandparents:
Golden Name Day (1955)
The Little Silver House (1959)
The Crystal Tree
The author is Jennie
Comment by annainca on Thu 20, Aug 2009 03:51pm:
Thanks Annainca for the imput. No I don't think those were it. Thanks
for the Url's I will continue my search. It was a short children's
Comment by swedie on Fri 21, Aug 2009 06:48am:
Is 1968 too late?
I found "Grandfather Dear" by Celentha
"An easy-to-read story in verse about the struggles of
Grandfather and his granddaughter as they try to bake a cake to surprise
Nothing about them being Swedish, though. Did your book
take place in Sweden or in America?
Comment by sweetpug on Fri 21, Aug 2009 10:00am:
Sweetpug, I think You found it!!! I remember "Yenny" (Jenny) and
"Yumpin' Yiminy!" and that they tried to bake a cake for the
grandmother. Amazon.com had several used reasonably priced!
However, would like to see the cover image before purchase.
Amazon had no image available. Any help???
Comment by lkhatfield on Wed 26, Aug 2009 07:12am:
no cake baking in this book, though. It's about the little girl "Yenny"
playfully hiding when her grandpapa comes to visit, he searches for her
then says "Since I can't find my girl I will yust have to give the yolly
little present I have here to the nice little girl next door." Of
course, when she hears that she pops out of the closet and he gives her
the gift- a jack in the box.
Comment by swedie on Wed 26, Aug 2009 07:33am:
Could it have been an abridged version of Heidi?
Comment by lkhatfield on Sun 24, Jan 2010 08:53am:
Thanks lkhatfield, but sweetpug, I believe got it. It was a 1966 Whitman
TINY TOT TALE "Grandpapa and me" about a little girl and her Swedish
Grandpapa calling out"Yumping Yenny" when she frightened him with her
"Yack-in-the-box" (He pronounced his J's as Y's) Thank you for your
imput though. I loved Heidi as a child, also!
Should have written earlier, but I just took the paper bag off my
head! SO EMBARRASSED!! The second I posted my comment I realized SWEDEN,
you idiot, not SWITZERLAND!! Oh, well...I'm happy someone was able to
help you find your book. Isn't this site wonderful?