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Grandpa Across the Ocean

Grandpa Across the Ocean

The young narrator feels alienated and alone when he first arrives at his grandfather’s house in South Korea. Their differences begin to melt in the silent helper of empathy as they share walks, ice cream, and burgeoning understanding. A great choice for new or blended families.
Age Groups: Little Kids
Skills: Empathy
Author: Written and illustrated by Hyewon Yum

Discussion Questions

  • How does the boy in the book feel early in the story? Why? How does he feel at the end?
  • Have you ever met a new person? How did it feel?
  • Why are some reasons that people's feelings might change?