Travels With Grandpaw

Rated 5.00/5 based on 11 reviews
"Travels With Grandpaw" is "Tuesdays With Morrie" meets "Tom Sawyer"--in Boots. David Davis is known for his award winning children's books. This is a memoir about his 49 year relationship with his "Grandpaw" and Texas. Hunt, fish, laugh, cry, carouse, and hear stories of early 1900's East Texas. Get to know Ray Lacy--The best man David ever knew. More

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About David Davis

David Davis, a former political cartoonist, is the author of many children's picture books,humorous shorts, and poems. You can find print copies of his children's books online at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. His ebooks are not available in hard copy at present.

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Down a Texas Road with David Davis
David talks about some of his picture books, Grandpaw Lacy, and Texas along a scenic Texas road. Grandpaw Lacy plays the fiddle from a tape recorded in 1970.

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Reviews

Review by: Denise Benavides on Sep. 08, 2011 :
This book drew me in and I could see, smell, taste and hear all that slice of time offered. What a great tribute David has given to his family, and a great treat for us to get to share in it.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: loanne on June 26, 2011 :
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This book was written from the heart, very tender and moving at times. I was not born in Texas, but this book touches upon the universal bond between a grandfather and his grandson. I loved reading it and recommend it highly to Texans and non Texans alike!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Kathryn Lay on May 25, 2011 :
This is a book where I just want to close my eyes and visualize it while I read. Great stories, great storytelling, full of heart and laughter and emotion.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Dru Vaughn on May 06, 2011 :
Start to finish...I could not put this book down! Talk about a walk down memory lane, I felt like I was right there in the midst of it all. David is an incredible writer and I would love to see this made into a Hallmark made for TV movie.
Someone send a copy to Ron Howard...remember Mayberry?
Anyway, I would give him 10 stars if i could! Read it and send it on to all your friends.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Kathy Curtis on May 06, 2011 :
A great read! Truly a treasure and delight for all ages...Transported me back to a simpler time....had me laughing and crying and reading straight through to the end...David, where's the sequel?
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Kathy Curtis on May 06, 2011 :
A great read! Truly a treasure and delight for all ages...Transported me back to a simpler time....had me laughing and crying and reading straight through to the end...David, where's the sequel?
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: michael chiappini on May 06, 2011 :
This book authentically captures the early days of Texas. Once you read one of David's books you certainly can't put it down!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: michael chiappini on May 06, 2011 : (no rating)
This book authentically captures the early days of Texas. Once you read one of David's books you certainly can't put it down!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: PAULA RENO on May 02, 2011 :
It is a heartwarming and entertaining recollection of days gone by and down home country folks. Being a homegrown Texan, it was like going back in time. Once I started reading I couldn't stop; it was a disappointment to reach the end. David's loving memories of Grandpaw Lucy brought me to tears and had me snickering on several occasions. It is a wonderful tribute! Five stars from me!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Judy B on May 01, 2011 : (no rating)
His children's books have always been a hit with my grandchildren. This is one I have enjoyed myself for the memories anyone from South Texas carries in their heart. David's stories of his adventures with his beloved Granpaw Lacy will make you laugh and wish you could have shared this time with him, too. For every fan of David R. Davis, add this memoir to you collection.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Seven Rivers Publishing on April 19, 2011 :
Beautifully written. I laughed out loud, and then I cried my eyes out. This memoir is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking. "Tuesdays With Morrie -- in Boots" is an apt description. My favorite chapter in this memoir is probably "The Duel," which I'll describe as Rocky vs. Apollo Creed, not in the boxing ring, but on the skeet-shooting range. Though I grew up in West Texas, not East or South Texas, the cultural references to the 1950s and '60s resonated strongly with my family's experiences. TRAVELS WITH GRANDPAW is an honest, authentic slice of Texas and Southern history, a window into a time that won't return again, but should never be forgotten. Highly recommended.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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