Saving Granddaddy's Stories: Ray Hicks, the Voice of Appalachia (paperback) Trade Book

Written By Shannon Hitchcock
Illustrated by Sophie Page
Critically Reviewed
As a young boy living in the Appalachian Mountains, Ray Hicks loved his grandfather’s stories because he told them “the mountain way.” After his grandfather’s death, Ray continued to tell these stories to anyone who would listen. Years later, his storytelling became so famous he was known as the “Voice of Appalachia.”
  1. PaperBack
    Price $7.95
SKU WW-NL5610
ISBN 9781478869672
Lexile level 790L
Language English
SKU WW-NL5610
ISBN 9781478869672
Lexile level 790L
Series Reycraft Books
Language English
BISAC Subject Headings Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
Juvenile Nonfiction / Family / Multigenerational
Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Issues / Values & Virtues
Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
Juvenile Nonfiction / Family / Multigenerational
Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Issues / Values & Virtues
Price $7.95
Author & Illustrator

Shanshan LI

Shannon Hitchcock was born in North Carolina and grew up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. She is the author of four middle grade novels, Flying Over Water, One True Way, Ruby Lee & Me, and The Ballad of Jessie Pearl. Her books have been featured on many state award lists and have received acclaimed reviews. Saving Granddaddy’s Stories is Shannon’s debut picture book. She recently moved to Asheville, North Carolina, where she can see the mountains every day. For more information, visit her website at shannonhitchcock.com.

Sophie Page 

Sophie Page is a mixed-media illustrator originally from Conway, Massachusetts, and a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She crafts images in two
and three dimensions to tell stories for all ages. The illustrations in this book are made from clay, paper, fabric, wire, and a handful of Jack’s magic beans.

Reviews

“A distinctive biography of a distinctively American voice.” –School Library Journal, reviewed by Kathleen Isaacs

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