International Rights


By: Jo Ellen Bogart
Illustrated by: Barbara Reid
  • ISBN 9781443170086, Paperback
  • 36 Pages | Ages 3 to 8

Grandma is taking a trip around the world, and she’s bringing back wonderful gifts for everyone!

My grandma went a-travelling, said:

“What would you have me bring?”
“Not much,” said I,
“Just a piece of the sky,
and a hundred songs I can sing . . .”

When Grandma heads out for adventure she asks her granddaughter what she should bring back.

The creative response and remarkable fulfillment are delivered through clever rhyme and magical illustrations in this lovely cross-generational story!

This classic tale from award-winning creators Jo Ellen Bogart and Barbara Reid is now available with a fresh new look!

Rights Sold

Arabic – Nahdet Misr, Chinese Simplified – Huaxia, English (Asia) – Scholastic Asia, French (N. Amer) – Éditions Scholastic, Korean – Sakyejul, Portuguese – Caramelo, Spanish – Everest

Selling Points

• The best gifts, such as stories and experiences, are intangible!
• Focus on building community, in contrast to fueling consumerism.
• Celebrating 25 years in print!


  • Winner, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, 1995
  • Short-listed, Dimensional Illustrators Award, 1995
  • Short-listed, Mr. Christie's Book Award, 1995
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 1995
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 1995
  • Commended, IBBY International Honour List, Illustration, 1995
  • Commended, Canadian Bookseller's Fall selections , 1994
  • Commended, Canadian Materials Best of the Year list , 1994