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Banjo Granny
Banjo Granny
by Sarah Martin Busse and Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Illustrated by Barry Root.  Houghton Mifflin, 2006.
ISBN 0-618-33603-6.

Banjo Granny

by Sarah Martin Busse and Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Illustrated by Barry Root


From the publisher: With a dose of determination, a well-stocked banjo case, and the charm of a simple bluegrass song—that's how!

Part tall tale, part lullaby, this rhythmic story, illustrated with warm pastoral paintings, celebrates the meeting of grandmothers and grandbabies everywhere.

In 2010 Banjo Granny was published in Korea.  This is the cover of the Korean edition of the book -------->
Banjo Granny in Korean


Reviews and Curriculum Connections


  1. Read John's Bluegrass blog entry (6.08.09) focused on Banjo Granny.

  2. Learn more about banjos by checking out the links at "the banjo page."

  3. Learn more about blue grass music and the father of blue grass by learning about Bill Monroe

  4. Granny is actually traveling from her home in Iowa to Owen's home in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.  Use a USA map to chart Banjo Granny's journey to see Owen.  What is the  river she crossed? The mountains? The desert?  A map transparency is available at http://www.mcbookwords.com/books/banjogranny.html.

  5. Banjo Granny is featured "In the Spotlight" — a monthly column published in Library Sparks.  Check the November 2007 issue.

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