With subtlety and grace, Benji Davies paints a poignant and ultimately uplifting picture of loss.
At the bottom of Syd s garden, through the gate and past the tree, is Grandad s house. Syd can let himself in any time he likes. But one day when Syd comes to call, Grandad isn t in any of the usual places. He s in the attic, where he ushers Syd through a door, and the two of them journey to a wild, beautiful island awash in color where Grandad decides he will remain. So Syd hugs Grandad one last time and sets sail for home. Visiting Grandad s house at the bottom of the garden again, he finds it just the same as it s always been except that Grandad isn t there anymore. Sure to provide comfort to young children struggling to understand loss, Benji Davies s tale is a sensitive and beautiful reminder that our loved ones live on in our memories long after they re gone."