Grannie Annie, Vol. 12, cover: Sage background with quilt borders, features student drawing of a hungry boy and five ice cream conesGrannie Annie, Vol. 12 — eBook, PDF, and Paperback editions

Selections from The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration 2016/2017

From a Civil War battlefield to lower Manhattan on 9/11, Grannie Annie, Vol. 12, carries its readers far and wide. It takes us to cool places and dark times, and confirms that kindness is its own reward — and could also save your life.

The thirty-eight family stories in this volume will transport you to five continents, and back in time as far as six generations. The stories stretch from heartwarming to haunting, as some family members experience unbelievably good luck, and others experience miracles. You’ll read of family members in hiding — under a blackberry bush or in plain sight. And yes, there are stories about food — about neighborly barbecues, about a private stash of ice cream cones, and of course, about cookies. Lots of cookies. Some stories may inspire you to learn something new or to find a way to light up the world — you may even be inspired to clean your attic.

This collection is but a taste of the 522 memorable stories shared with The Grannie Annie this year. These published stories are chosen for you and your family — for your inspiration and entertainment, your information and enrichment. All this said, you may want to preview the stories before sharing them with young or sensitive readers.

Thank you for joining us. We wish you and your family a memorable year and hope you’ll return again next year for The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration!

Connie McIntyre and Fran Hamilton, Directors of The Grannie Annie


Anthology Copyright 2017; 38 family stories, representing the 522 stories submitted this year; Color cover, black-and-white interior illustrations. Read the Vol. 12 stories on this website.


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