Is Grandma Staying Forever?

Children's Books Age 10+, Children's Books, Children & Young Adult

Grandma’s story, or When You Get Lost in Your Own Life

The plan was that Grandma would move in with Klara’s family just until her broken foot is healed. But something is wrong: Is Grandma just scatter-brained, or is there something else behind her strange behaviour? Soon it becomes clear: Grandma is suffering from dementia. Everyone has to adapt to a new daily routine; it’s confusing and sad, but also comical with heart-warming moments. Although Grandma’s illness is progressive, something still remains of her old, highly individual personality, her wit and her charm. The family’s year together touches everyone’s heart, but also provides comfort, because everyone learns that it’s possible to treat a person with dignity, even if they have dementia.

  • The perfect balance of seriousness and humour
  • A current and socially relevant topic told from a child’s perspective
Friedbert Stohner

Friedbert Stohner, born in 1951, lives in Altlussheim am Rhein. After many years in the publishing industry, he now devotes himself to writing.

Thomas M. Müller

Thomas M. Müller is one of Germany’s most illustrious illustrators. He has received numerous prizes and teaches as Professor of Illustration at the Academy of Graphic and Book Arts in Leipzig.

Is Grandma Staying Forever?

Grandma’s story, or When You Get Lost in Your Own Life

The plan was that Grandma would move in with Klara’s family just until her broken foot is healed. But something is wrong: Is Grandma just scatter-brained, or is there something else behind her strange behaviour? Soon it becomes clear: Grandma is suffering from dementia. Everyone has to adapt to a new daily routine; it’s confusing and sad, but also comical with heart-warming moments. Although Grandma’s illness is progressive, something still remains of her old, highly individual personality, her wit and her charm. The family’s year together touches everyone’s heart, but also provides comfort, because everyone learns that it’s possible to treat a person with dignity, even if they have dementia.

  • The perfect balance of seriousness and humour
  • A current and socially relevant topic told from a child’s perspective
Bibliographic Data
240 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-64096-1
First published 2022