My Grandma and Me by Mina Javaherbin


illustrated by Lindsey Yankey
Publication Date: 05 March 2020
Price: £7.99
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 9781406390834
Age: 4 years +
Format: 260mm x 215mm
Extent: 32 pages



In a true tale of a young girl in Iran and her grandmother, this beautiful ode to family celebrates small moments of love that become lifelong memories.

“This apparently uneventful story is imbued with quiet richness; the careful delight of daily routines adding up to a lifetime’s worth of love.” Guardian

In this big universe full of many moons, I have travelled and seen many wonders, but I have never loved anything or anyone the way I love my grandma.

While Mina is growing up in Iran, the centre of her world is her grandmother. Whether visiting friends next door, going to the mosque for midnight prayers during Ramadan, or taking an imaginary trip around the planets, Mina and her grandma are never far
apart… At once deeply personal and utterly universal, this story is a love letter of the rarest sort: the kind that shares a bit of its warmth with every reader.

  • A story about the love between a grandparent and a child. The adoration between Mina and her grandma is evident on every page.
  • Soft, colourful and full of intricate patterns, the illustrations feel like a personal
    invitation into the cosiest home.
  • An autobiographical story that introduces children to a country and culture rarely seen in picture books.

Mina Javaherbin has written several award-winning picture books, including Football Star, illustrated by Renato Alarcão, and Goal!, illustrated by A. G. Ford. She lives in Southern California, USA. Find her online at and on Twitter as @minajuna.

Lindsey Yankey studied illustration at the University of Kansas and is the author illustrator of Bluebird and Sun and Moon. She lives in Kansas, USA. Find her online at


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