Geraldine Lee Susi
Geraldine Lee Susi moved to Virginia in 1978 and taught as a reading specialist in Fairfax County Public Schools for nineteen years. In time, she was inspired to bring Virginia history to life through children’s chapter books. Jeri and her husband have four children and eleven grandchildren and enjoy traveling the world and bicycling. Jeri’s other interests include skiing, gardening, golf, sewing, painting, drawing, and giving history and writing presentations for young people and adults. Looking Through Great-Grandmother’s Eyes is her sixth book. Her others include its prequels, Looking for Pa and Looking Back.
Looking Through Great-Grandmother's Eyes
Nine-year-old Piper Louise Conrad is sure that the summer of 1943 will be the worst summer of her life. The world is at war, her father is fighting in North Africa, and Piper must spend three whole months at her great-grandmother’s farm in Catlett, Virginia. Grandma Jessie doesn’t seem at all like the sweet old lady Piper’s mother described. She’s bossy and cranky. She doesn’t even seem to like Piper. But Piper is about to discover that she and her great-grandmother have more in common than she thinks. In fact, Grandma Jessie holds the key to a family history Piper never knew she had. Maybe, justmaybe, this summer might not be so bad after all.