Mile-High Apple Pie

The Bodley Head/Random House -

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A gentle picture book, Mile-High Apple Pie underscores how the love between a grandmother and her granddaughter endures even when memory fails.


Nominated for the 2006 Blue Spruce Award
Nominated for the 2006 Shining Willow Award
Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2004, Bank Street College of Education
A CBC-NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for young people
Nominated for the Cilip Kate Greenaway Medal


What People Are Saying

An enchanting story of a much loved granny as seen through the eyes of her granddaughter.
– School Librarian

Touching and insightful, this is an absolutely magnificent book which provides real comfort and insight for anyone dealing with Alzheimer’s.
– Devaney Doak & Garrett Booksellers

Tender and realistic, his book tackles a dark subject with the lightest of touches.
– Toronto Globe & Mail

A sweet story with heart-catching illustrations.
– Children’s Literature

Love abounds in this tale of a little girl’s bond with her grandmother.
– The Lorgnette


In the autumn, Grandma helps me pick apples to make pie.

“I like those pears,” she says. “I must pick them for my purse and put them in preserves.”

I giggle. “They are apples, Grandma. They are for our pie, remember?”

“No,” she says with a frown.

“That’s okay,” I say. “I’ll remember for you.”