Grannie Annie Vol. 13 - cover: marigold background with quilt borders; student drawing of children playing on a sand dune
Order Grannie Annie, Vol. 13,
available as an eBook, a PDF,
and in paperback.


"Sammys Rough Road Trip" illustration, by Isabel Draper: A smiling black dog with his tongue hanging out stands next to a camper trailer.
The Vol. 13 story "Sammy's
Rough Road Trip
" was
written by Isabel Draper and
illustrated by Janessa Hoffmann.

 

Notes:

The setting of each story is
noted after its title. In
cases where the exact year
is not known, “c.” (circa)
indicates that the year given
is approximate.

An asterisk (*) preceding a story title indicates the story is illustrated.

 

Read the stories published
in other volumes.

 

Looking for stories on a
particular topic or theme?
Consult our Index of
Stories
. [Recently published
stories to be added soon.
Thank you for your patience.]

Read Selected Stories from
The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration 2017/2018
Vol. 13

Please note that the copyrighted stories and illustrations shared below appear here with permission of the authors and illustrators. They may be copied and/or printed for limited classroom or personal use. To reprint a story and/or illustration in an article about The Grannie Annie, please contact The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration for permission.

 

Note to Parents and Educators

1. Bloody Hill (August 10, 1861) by Aidan McCoy; Missouri, USA
My name is Olivina Ray. Most people call me Olivia, and I’m six years old. I was not frightened by the Civil . . .

2. Outlaw Uncle (1870s) by Rylan Dickens; North Carolina, USA
Who would have thought that I had a real-life Robin Hood, or outlaw wanted by the law, in my family . . .

3. Can’t I Go to School? (c. 1905) by Noa Temima Harris; New York, USA
My great-grandmother Gittel Lipshits was a smart seven-year-old girl. Her mother was dead, and her . . .

4. Lucky on the Lusitania (1914, 1915) by Claire Lewis; North Carolina, USA
On May 8, 1915, my great-great-grandmother Laura Powell despaired when she sat down to drink her . . .

5. The Backyard Coaster (c. 1938) by Ilonka Guilliams; Missouri, USA
It was the summer of 1938, and my grandma Patricia was one of eight siblings. She had six brothers and . . .

6. Love at First Sight (1939) by Bella Pagano; Missouri, USA
Angelina and Pauline had been friends since childhood. One day Angelina, who had moved to Illinois . . .

*7. A Single Ring (1939) by Emily Mark; New York, USA. Illustrated by Jasmine Flowers; Missouri, USA
It was 1939, and much of Europe had just entered World War II, which included the Holocaust. . . .

8. A Personal Situation (December 7, 1941) by Alex Newman; Missouri, USA
Have you ever got into a position that got personal fast? My great-grandpa happened to get into just such . . .

9. The Flying Messengers of World War II (c. 1942) by Emma Miller; Missouri, USA
At the age of twelve, young Richard Kasak came home from church and found a pigeon with a broken wing. . . .

10. The Man in Stripes (1940s) by Chavy Reiss; New York, USA
In the 1940s during World War II my great-grandfather Zaidy, who was twenty-one years old at the time . . .

*11. Kindness in Darkness (1944) by Malka Lavner; New York, USA. Illustrated by Cameron Churchich; Colorado, USA
Have you ever been in a hard situation? Or maybe had to decide if you should help someone or not? . . .

12. The Day My Grandma Learned to Pick Up Her Toys (c. 1945) by Julia Martin; Missouri, USA
A young girl named Wina and her friend came together to play outside one day in Onstwedde . . .

13. Let Us Not Forget (c. 1945) by Ivy Slen; Missouri, USA
My great-grandpa Fred Slen was a prisoner during World War II because he was Jewish. At the beginning . . .

14. To Live (1948) by Rami Kessock; New York, USA
On May 14, 1948, Nachman Ofer was spiritedly cheering and dancing in the streets with the rest of his . . .

*15. Importance of Rainwater (c. 1951) by Brock Bowman; Missouri, USA. Illustrated by Cecelia Vannoy; Missouri, USA
Have you ever wondered how guilt changes life? Here’s an example. My grandpa — “Pap,” as we call him . . .

16. Help (1951) by Piper Shepard; Nebraska, USA
It was a cold Friday evening in November 1951. I was looking at a Christmas catalog in the dining room . . .

*17. A Wrong Turn (1955) by Elizabeth Clawson; Missouri, USA. Illustrated by Yuka Iwasawa; Missouri, USA
Getting lost can be a frightening thing, but when you happen to meet something even more frightening . . .

*18. Pocket Alarm (1963) by Jaden Johnson; Colorado, USA. Illustrated by Devyn Shelton; Missouri, USA
I loved rock music. My parents had just bought a transistor radio. Since cell phones had not been invented . . .

*19. Sammy’s Rough Road Trip (1966) by Isabel Draper; Missouri, USA. Illustrated by Janessa Hoffmann; Missouri, USA
Dogs are odd. Some love the car, and some get sick just seeing it. No matter what dog, they all hate one . . .

20. A Tough Decision (c. 1969) by Tyler Hott; Missouri, USA
Everyone at some point in their life has received a call from their mother that makes their adrenaline start . . .

21. The Lunar Rock Legacy (1969, 2010) by Anagi Pieris; Missouri, USA
Everyone has moments from their childhood when they were carefree and innocent. It might have been . . .

22. Two Friends Meet Up After Thirty Years! (1971, 2001) by Mary Neal Cheek; North Carolina, USA
My grandfather wasn’t with my mom when she was born. He was halfway across the world fighting in the . . .

*23. Hard Work Down the Drain (Almost) (c. 1973) by Tien Le; North Carolina, USA. Illustrated by Miles Montgomery O’Dwyer; Missouri, USA
In 1973 my dad lived in Vietnam. He was in the seventh grade and needed a bike, but he didn’t have . . .

*24. SOS — Saving Our Sand Dune (1973–1975) by Carolista Walsh; North Carolina, USA. Illustrated by Janessa Hoffmann; Missouri, USA
This is the story of how my grandma Carolista, whom I am named after, risked her life to save the largest . . .

25. My Mom and the Monkey (c. 1975) by Ava Hornburg; Missouri, USA
My mother grew up in a convent located in Sri Lanka, which is a small tropical island nation off of the . . .

26. The Worst Pet Ever (c. 1980) by Owen Reinsch; Missouri, USA
Have you ever wanted a pet as a child? Well, so did my mom. My mom, Jennifer, was just six years old . . .

*27. How a Bull Taught Me to Shave (c. 1980) by Elsa Whitney Sawyer Walz; Ohio, USA. Illustrated by Lawson Holestine; Missouri USA
As a boy growing up in Arkansas, my pawpa Sawyer spent a lot of time with his mawmaw and pawpaw . . .

*28. The Tornado (c. 1980) by Ethan Wienstroer; Missouri, USA. Illustrated by Walker Brand; Missouri, USA
Everybody knows how you’re supposed to go inside and stay in a safe place during a tornado. There was . . .

*29. The No Good Terrible Very Bad Day (1981) by Taylor Lim; Missouri, USA. Illustrated by Mya Gray; Missouri, USA
When my mom was in kindergarten, she rode the school bus home every day. (When my mom was . . .

*30. Candy Thieves (1981) by Ella Munz; Missouri, USA. Illustrated by Janessa Hoffmann; Missouri, USA
My friend Josh and I were walking to a neighborhood candy store in Olivette, Missouri. It was 1981 . . .

31. Grandfather, the Swimmer (1983) by Ameer Jawad; Missouri, USA
It isn’t until someone is faced with adversity that he or she begins to realize their full potential. The human . . .

32. The Note in the Cowbell (1985) by Kate Bohlmann; Missouri, USA
Bob, as a junior high and high school football player, always had his mom cheering him on. He didn't play . . .

33. Where’s the Cake? (1985) by Lucy Abbott Fader; North Carolina, USA
When members of a large family get together, funny things are going to happen. A funny thing happened . . .

34. The Chocolate Chip Cookies (c. 1989) by Avery Johnson; North Carolina, USA
My mom was always a responsible person and driver. She never got a speeding ticket, and was top of . . .

35. Dine and Dash (c. 1991) by Cadence Andrus; Idaho, USA
When my parents were dating in high school, they often switched off planning dates. My mother was a . . .

 

Order Grannie Annie, Vol. 13

Return to main Stories page

 

 


Built by Hen's Teeth Network