Great-Grandma’s Gifts by Marianne Jones



About the Book

Arlene is a little girl who loves to make things. She begins by making presents for her doll, Maggie. As she grows up, she moves on to creating gifts for her own children and grandchildren. This is a lovely story that is designed to help children see a different side of the elders in their lives and understand that they were once children, too.


Book Excerpt

This is a story about my great-grandma.

She is different from your great-grandma, but there is something very special about all of the great-grandmas in the world.

They have lived a very long time and have many interesting stories.

You see, great-grandmas weren’t always grandmas. Mine was once a little girl namedArlene, and she liked to play with dolls. Her favourite doll was named Maggie.

One day, Arlene’s mother bought some red velvet. It was as red as a valentine and as soft as a puppy.

Arlene asked her mother, “What will you do with that?”

Her mother said, “Wait and see.”


Marianne Jones

About the Author

Marianne Jones is the author of “The Land of Mogan,” a Christian fantasy-allegory for young readers, “Here, on the Ground,” an award-winning collection of poetry, and “The Serenity Stone Murder,” to be released in September in Thunder Bay. She was named International Christian Poet Laureate by Utmost Christian Writers, and has three of her poems permanently installed at Prince Arthur Landing at Thunder Bay’s Waterfront Park. She is currently working on “Linda, the Girl Who Wouldn’t Die,” the true story of Linda Stewardson, who survived an incredibly abusive past to find healing in Christ.


Buy the Book

“Great-Grandma’s Gifts” is available from Split Tree Publishing and Amazon.



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