Tales of a Gambling Grandma

Dayal Kaur Khalsa


Tales of a Gambling Grandma

Tales of a Gambling Grandma

  • Title: Tales of a Gambling Grandma
  • Author: Dayal Kaur Khalsa
  • ISBN: 9780887761799
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Hardcover



The grandma of this story is different Not many grandmas teach their granddaughters how to play poker, or take train rides across the country, bathing in fresh orange juice But this grandma is also not so different Together grandma and granddaughter go to the movies, drink tea at a Chinese food restaurant, and see a vaudeville show that stars a beer drinking hippo EverThe grandma of this story is different Not many grandmas teach their granddaughters how to play poker, or take train rides across the country, bathing in fresh orange juice But this grandma is also not so different Together grandma and granddaughter go to the movies, drink tea at a Chinese food restaurant, and see a vaudeville show that stars a beer drinking hippo Everyday they have lunch together, and grandma tells the story of her life This is an off beat, heartwarming tale narrated by a little girl whose grandmother is her best friend.


Recent Comments "Tales of a Gambling Grandma"

When I read this story aloud to a number of classes, I got choked up the first half-dozen or so times, especially towards the end. This is a bittersweet story about Dayal Kaur Khalsa’s special relationship with her eccentric Jewish grandmother, who moved from Russia to Brooklyn. The author-artist begins with, “My grandma was a gambler. This is the story of her life as she told it to me and as I remember it.” Near the end of the first page, she writes, “When she was old enough to get marr [...]

I found this book quirky and endearing. The illustrations are beautiful. Honestly I wish my grandmother or other female elders in my life had such interesting stories to tell of their own lives. This book is the narrator's remembrances of the stories and advice her grandmother told her of her own life. This story starts with a grandmother's tale of escaping Russian, probably during the Bolshevik Revolution, for a life in the United States. Some of the stories of funny, her grandmother pretended [...]

The book was sweet. it chronicled not just the life of the grandmother but the relationship between the grandmother and granddaughter. It gave an accurate description of how gender roles are passed down through generations as well as heirlooms and skills.

A touching, lovely remembrance of a special grandmother. Grandma loved to gamble and had a zest for storytelling, and the bond she built with her young granddaughter is a treasure. A beautiful story of the unique love between child and grandparent.

One of my all-time favorite children's books

A story about a grandma and the things that happened to her in an eventful life. Could be used to teach inferring.


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