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Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs facts for kids
|Publisher||Putnam Juvenile (1997 Hardback edition)|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
|LC Class||PZ7.D439 Nan 1997|
This autobiographical story introduces children to the concept of death through the eyes of 4-year-old Tommy, who has a special relationship with his grandmother and great-grandmother, and visits them regularly. Nana Upstairs dies when he's a child, and Nana Downstairs dies when he's an adult; at both ages, Tommy learns to keep his beloved Nanas in his memory.
The original edition of this autobiographical story was published in 1973; a second edition, published in 1998, has new illustrations and layout.
This book has been cited in over 30 other works, including books on how to write, books on childhood grief, and books on other topics.