The author describes Christmas at his grandmother's apartment in Spanish Harlem the year she introduced him to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Diego Velazquez's portrait of Juan de Pareja, which has had a profound and lasting effect on him.
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Grandma's Gift is about a young boy who spends his Christmas holiday with his grandmother in Spanish Harlem. During his visit, his grandmother takes him to an art museum where he discovers his passion for art. Because of their special bond, the grandmother notices his interest in art and buys him a sketchbook and color pencils to get him started on his new passion, becoming an artist.
This piece of literature is about a young boy who is assigned a written project over Christmas that he spends with his Grandmother. They are instructed to go to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. WHile at the museum the young boy and his Grandmother learns about Diego Velazquez, an artist who use to be a slave, whom became a great artist. After the museum they went back home to enjoy their Christmas Eve with family.
This story is about a grandson and grandmother Christmas vacation. The story tells how the grandson and his grandmother interact with one another during their Christmas vacation. During the Christmas vacation they visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art where the grandson learns about his family history.
This book is about a young boy who visits his grandmother for Christmas. One day, the grandmother took him to the Metropolitan Museum of Art where the boy was influenced by the artist Diego Velasquez. His grandmother bought him art supplies to play with, and he soon wanted to become an artist himself.
This book is about a young boy who was just released from school for the holiday break. He is spending time with his Puerto Rican Grandma while his parents work. His Grandma takes him to a museum where the boy is influenced to becoming an artist when he gets older. His Grandma buys him a sketch book and color pencils to help lead him in the direction of becoming an artist.
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"I took out my pencils and began to draw my first self portrait."
"He later set de Pareja free, and de Pareja became a great artist himself!"
"La Marqueta, the Market one of my favorite places"
'If you want to taste traditional, you must make it traditionally,she always said."
"As soon as she took off her coat, Grandma headed straight to the kitchen and went right to work peeling and grating the root vegetables by hand--never with a blender...'If you want to taste traditional, you must make it traditionally,'she always said."
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The link below is an even better author commentary in which he talks about his book "Grandma's Gift". http://www.aarp.org/relationships/friends-family/info-10-2011/grandson-grandmother-bond.html
A video of this wonderful artist Master work!
Great video of a class reading Grandma's Gift.
The book Grandma's Gift written by Eric Velasquez
This is a sequel to Grandma's Gift, because I had trouble finding a video on Grandma's Gift.