For woodworkers in Canada or those who shop at Lee Valley Tools, good news. The Ottawa-based catalog company will carry “Grandpa’s Workshop” by Maurice Pommier.
The company typically adds Lost Art Press books to its web site about a week after the title is released – so I hope you can hold it until early October.
If you are in the United States, you can order the book with free shipping until its release date here.
After dinner last night, my daughters each read “Grandpa’s Workshop” and we talked a little about the story. Below is the review from Katy, age 11.
— Christopher Schwarz
My review of the book was great. I think that my favorite part of the book was the broken hammer story. Although the book is short, it is fascinating. After reading this book, it actually made me think that tools are alive and have stories about themselves. It seems like I always like the parts in books that have the most drama.
I recommend this book to people 8 and up…mostly because of the vocabulary that I even had trouble with! I’m glad I read this book because it can teach you a lot of lessons! Like…never trusts dragons, don’t strangle your brothers, respect hammers, because you know what?! They have feelings too! This book can also teach you about the respect of other people’s property.
My dad recommended this book to me… and that was a great idea, dad! Great job! Point for you! I think he recommended this book to me because he knew that I would like the killing parts (I’m a lot like my dad!) ,and he thought it was a good story so he knew I would like it since we have the same taste!
— Katy Schwarz